Pinner residents are being urged to be extra vigilant by Metropolitan Police after a surge in local burglaries last month.
Eight burglaries took place in various homes in Pinner between Sunday, January 12 and Thursday, January 23.
The first incident took place in Athol Close at some point between Sunday, January 12 and Thursday, January 16.
A property had been unoccupied for several weeks and the unknown suspect(s) gained entry by forcing open a rear dining room window.
Another burglary occurred at an empty property in Birchmead Avenue at an unknown time between Tuesday, January 14 and Friday, January 17. Entry was gained by kicking in the property’s front door.
An attempted burglary on Thursday, January 16 saw three suspects ring a victim’s doorbell in Jubilee Close.
Having not received a response, they attempted to force open a window to the property, before fleeing after being disturbed by the victim.
A burglary then occurred in West End Lane, at an address close to Hillcrest Avenue on Saturday, January 18. Access was gained via a rear kitchen window.
The following evening a burglary occurred in Waxwell Lane, where the unknown suspect(s) smashed the window of a rear patio door to access the property.
in Eastern Avenue on Monday, January 20, unknown suspect(s) smashed a rear window of a property.
The burglar alarm’s activation is believed to have caused the suspect(s) to flee the property prematurely and empty-handed.
A second incident took place on Athol Gardens on Tuesday, January 21, where again the unknown suspect(s) smashed the window of a rear patio door to access the property.
The last known burglary was in Bell Close on Thursday, January 23, after the unknown suspect(s) smashed the window of a rear patio door to access the property.
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