Posted: Tue 2nd Jan 2024

Connah’s Quay: Police warning after attempted car thefts and burglary

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 2nd, 2024

Residents of Connah’s Quay are being advised to be alert and heighten their security measures following a string of incidents in the area.

North Wales Police have reported two separate instances of attempted car thefts and a disturbing attempted burglary.

There was a report of an attempted burglary near the Highmere Drive area. The suspect reportedly knocked on a victim’s door during the early hours, asking about a lost dog, before forcing entry into the house. Fortunately, nothing was taken during this incident.

This event serves as a stark reminder of the importance of home security.

North Wales Police are encouraging locals to be extra vigilant and consider additional security measures such as installing door viewers, investing in interactive doorbells that record visitors, and setting up CCTV systems covering all entry and exit points.

They also stress the importance of not allowing strangers into the property, especially during unsociable hours, and ensuring that all doors and windows are securely locked.

Adding to the community’s concerns, in the Hollowbrook Drive area, there have been reports of an individual caught on CCTV attempting to open car door handles and stealing vehicle registration plates.

Police have issued specific advice to vehicle owners. Key recommendations include physically checking that vehicles are locked, removing valuables from sight, and considering the use of tamper-proof kits for number plates. Residents are also advised to park in areas covered by CCTV and security lighting.

For information regarding vehicle or home security, residents are invited to reach out to PCSO Owen Prentice via email: owen.prentice@northwales.police.uk

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