'Lock up' call after spate of Melksham thefts

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Police in Melksham are urging people to lock their homes and cars after a spate of thefts.

A man in his early 20s has been arrested in connection with thefts in Primrose Drive last Friday.

A leather wallet with car keys and £25 was stolen from a kitchen, with designer sunglasses and a phone then taken from a car outside. Other homes were entered, plus a van, a conservatory and a shed. All had been left unlocked.

Sunglasses, a sat-nav and £70 in cash were taken from a car in Nightingale Close this week, while attempted thefts were reported in Farl-eigh Avenue, St George’s Place, Semington, Arden Close and Goldfinch Road.

PCSO Helen Wilson said: “The amount of people who still leave their doors open is a nightmare.”

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6:38pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Room101 says...

Putting Police on the street would help, it might be a deterrent if they are seen moving about the town.
Putting Police on the street would help, it might be a deterrent if they are seen moving about the town. Room101
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1:36pm Sun 26 Jan 14

godsake says...

Make more sense to "lock" your doors and at least downstairs windows!! Come on people this is the year 2000 and it's only going to get worse :(
Make more sense to "lock" your doors and at least downstairs windows!! Come on people this is the year 2000 and it's only going to get worse :( godsake
  • Score: 0

10:04pm Sun 26 Jan 14

melkshamwizard says...

Room101 wrote:
Putting Police on the street would help, it might be a deterrent if they are seen moving about the town.
cant remember what one looks like, they would be classed as UFO now
[quote][p][bold]Room101[/bold] wrote: Putting Police on the street would help, it might be a deterrent if they are seen moving about the town.[/p][/quote]cant remember what one looks like, they would be classed as UFO now melkshamwizard
  • Score: 4

11:29pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Mrs Donnyfly says...

PCSO Helen Wilson said: “The amount of people who still leave their doors open is a nightmare.”

Don't make out it's the people who don't lock their doors that are at fault.
PCSO Helen Wilson said: “The amount of people who still leave their doors open is a nightmare.” Don't make out it's the people who don't lock their doors that are at fault. Mrs Donnyfly
  • Score: 3

9:21pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Room101 says...

melkshamwizard wrote:
Room101 wrote:
Putting Police on the street would help, it might be a deterrent if they are seen moving about the town.
cant remember what one looks like, they would be classed as UFO now
Now they are thinking of getting more money from us in council tax to pay for it. You couldn't make it up.
[quote][p][bold]melkshamwizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Room101[/bold] wrote: Putting Police on the street would help, it might be a deterrent if they are seen moving about the town.[/p][/quote]cant remember what one looks like, they would be classed as UFO now[/p][/quote]Now they are thinking of getting more money from us in council tax to pay for it. You couldn't make it up. Room101
  • Score: 2

10:41am Tue 28 Jan 14

frankie007 says...

godsake wrote:
Make more sense to "lock" your doors and at least downstairs windows!! Come on people this is the year 2000 and it's only going to get worse :(
You were right, it has got worse over the last 14 years.
[quote][p][bold]godsake[/bold] wrote: Make more sense to "lock" your doors and at least downstairs windows!! Come on people this is the year 2000 and it's only going to get worse :([/p][/quote]You were right, it has got worse over the last 14 years. frankie007
  • Score: 3

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