Re: House burgled on Beckwith rd (North Dulwich)
Posted by Penguin68
October 09, 02:01PM
When I lived in Battersea an 'inner' front door in a purpose-built block of flats (as strong as an outer front door, and protected by e.g. Banham locks) was entered by using an electric saw to cut away the door leaving the locks etc. intact, but redundant. When thieves want to get in, little will stop them. The door was out of sight of passers by, which made it the more vulnerable.
In ED thieves kicked in an outer front door near me - I photographed the robbers (and gave the pictures to the police) - and another neighbour took down their car number but, since little of value was actually taken, they (the police) weren't really bothered to make any arrests, although I believe they did identify the suspects (and had my photographic evidence and another witness statement).
The only real purpose of reporting non-violent (crimes against property) crime now is to get a crime number which aids insurance claims.