Burglars steal television in Arlesey


Burglars got away with a 32” television after breaking into a house.

The flat screen television was one of the items stolen from a home in Stotfold Road, Arlesey.

The crime took place between 10pm on Thursday (January 24) and 8am on Friday (January 25) while the owner was in bed.

The burglar or burglars entered the garden and opened an unlocked window at the back of the house. As well as the television they also stole money from a woman’s purse and car keys, although they left the car.

PC Jay Watts, who is investigating the case, said: “The house is on the main road leading to Arlesey train station so may have been busy at the time and someone carrying a 32” TV might stick in someone’s mind.

“If so, or if there is any other information that could help us track down the offenders, then please give us a call.

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to remind people just how important it is to have a look at what quick and simple measures they can take for themselves or a loved one to help prevent this sort of crime.

“Things like door chains, spy holes, window locks and security lights are simple, effective and cheap to fit and will make a thief think twice about breaking into your home.

“We would much rather help residents prevent burglary, along with the fear, inconvenience and upset that goes with it, than we would try to help them get over it once it’s happened.”

If you have any information that may be of use in relation to the Arlesey burglary you can call PC Watts of Bedfordshire Police on the non-emergency 101 number. You can also text information to the force’s control room on 07786 200011.

To find out more about making your home secure visit www.bedfordshire.police.uk/tackling_crime/protecting_you/safer_homes.aspx