I just wanted to make people aware that our car was broken into on Tuesday night on Crystal Palace Road near the Great Exhibition and a bunch of replaceable stuff stolen. That was followed up by last night them coming back for more and breaking into our shed stealing our bikes etc. Yes, we have CCTV, yes it was captured on film, yes both incidents were reported to the police. No, they are not interested in pursuing the case... quote
"We are sorry to hear you have been the victim of crime. An investigator from the Metropolitan Police has looked carefully at your case and we are sorry to say that, it is unlikely that it will be possible to identify those responsible. We have therefore closed this case."
surprised how fast they close the case - less than 24 hours. Anyway, so I'm just letting everyone know who lives in and near Crystal Palace Road area, there are shady people casing the neighbourhood who appear to know exactly what they're targeting with possible car/van getaway vehicle flanking the operation (this surmised by the video and a bunch of other similar break-ins in the area).
Both instances took place around 3/4am, and robber(s) were not in slightest bit put off by security lighting or visible alarm box illuminated.
The Great Exhibition was also broken into a few weeks back, so just be on guard and do what you can to secure your space. I've attached a couple of images - not that I imagine it will help much, I wouldn't normally add these if the police were actively investigating. But if you do recognise him I suppose you could report it to the police's "cold case division"