Police see burglary spike in the Wycombe district

Police see burglary spike in the Wycombe district

Police see burglary spike in the Wycombe district

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

NINE burglaries which took place in the Wycombe district over the weekend has prompted police to ask residents to remain vigilant.

Between Friday and Sunday there was a spike in burglaries, where cash and jewellery were targeted.

They took place in Lyndon Gardens, Havenfield Road, The Haystacks, Roundwood Road and Pheasant Drive- all of which are in High Wycombe.

And two took place in Hazlemere in Penn Road and Holmer Green Road.

Peters Lane in Monks Risborough and New Road in Princes Risborough were also targeted.

DI Rob Hood said: "Overall, the amount of burglaries residents in the High Wycombe area experience is still very low.

"However, we did see a spike in these offences over the weekend, where cash and jewellery were targeted.

"I urge anyone that may have information about these offences, or has seen anything suspicious, to call the police, using the 101 number. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers, free and anonymously on 0800 555111."

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5:08pm Tue 12 Aug 14

pennman says...

Possibly because the police are entirely reactive and prefer to use CCTV rather than being proactive and actually policing. Unless its one of their own that is, or someone they know, then it's 'all systems go'. A friend was ridden at by 4 thugs in the woods on motorbikes who then took aim again another 3 times and the police took 36 hours to respond to the 999 call and only did so when they were called again. They are entirely useless and a disgrace to their uniform in my opinion.
Possibly because the police are entirely reactive and prefer to use CCTV rather than being proactive and actually policing. Unless its one of their own that is, or someone they know, then it's 'all systems go'. A friend was ridden at by 4 thugs in the woods on motorbikes who then took aim again another 3 times and the police took 36 hours to respond to the 999 call and only did so when they were called again. They are entirely useless and a disgrace to their uniform in my opinion. pennman
  • Score: 9

8:30am Wed 13 Aug 14

vervdc says...

Although I have only needed to call on Wycombe police once, when I did (couple months ago) they could not have impressed me anymore than they did. I witnessed a vehicle break in, after calling 999 a police vehicle arrived before I could put the phone down. Following this a police van with sniffer dog arrived within 2 minutes, the sniffer dog immediately caught the scent and chased off in the direction the robber had taken. In the midst of all of this a 3rd police vehicle was around the corner and provided support to the dog handler. They caught the robbers and everything was over within 10 minutes. Saying that the police are a disgrace to their uniform in my opinion is a disgrace in itself - they have more political factors to deal with then you could ever imagine when trying to do their job whilst receiving little pay and constant criticism from ungrateful people like you. When they do a good job, no one bats an eye - they slip up once and everyone loses their minds. They can barely put cuffs on someone without being accused of police brutality. Live in South Africa for a while, you'll then realise just how good police response times are here.
Although I have only needed to call on Wycombe police once, when I did (couple months ago) they could not have impressed me anymore than they did. I witnessed a vehicle break in, after calling 999 a police vehicle arrived before I could put the phone down. Following this a police van with sniffer dog arrived within 2 minutes, the sniffer dog immediately caught the scent and chased off in the direction the robber had taken. In the midst of all of this a 3rd police vehicle was around the corner and provided support to the dog handler. They caught the robbers and everything was over within 10 minutes. Saying that the police are a disgrace to their uniform in my opinion is a disgrace in itself - they have more political factors to deal with then you could ever imagine when trying to do their job whilst receiving little pay and constant criticism from ungrateful people like you. When they do a good job, no one bats an eye - they slip up once and everyone loses their minds. They can barely put cuffs on someone without being accused of police brutality. Live in South Africa for a while, you'll then realise just how good police response times are here. vervdc
  • Score: 10

10:37am Wed 13 Aug 14

Mr Totterdge Hill says...

...and I've had 3 cold calls this week from gentlemen of the road wanting to clean my drive for me... I wonder if there's any connection?
...and I've had 3 cold calls this week from gentlemen of the road wanting to clean my drive for me... I wonder if there's any connection? Mr Totterdge Hill
  • Score: 6

7:41pm Wed 13 Aug 14

s6blr says...

Perhaps TVP could do themselves a favour, and get off Tweeter, Farcebook and out in their cars!
Perhaps TVP could do themselves a favour, and get off Tweeter, Farcebook and out in their cars! s6blr
  • Score: 2

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