There has recently been an increase in residential burglaries in the area of Kenley, with a total of approximately 12 over the past 4 weeks. The majority of offences are taking place on Thursday and Friday and are occurring between 1200-1600 hours.
Predominant areas affected are HAYES LANE, ABBOTS LANE and OLD LODGE LANE. It appears on most occasions that suspects are entering through the rear of the premises and smashing windows in order to gain access.
Up until recently, Purley, Sanderstead and Coulsdon have been affected greatly by similar offences. It is believed the suspects have now moved to Kenley.
Please be extra vigilant and alert Police immediately if you notice anybody acting suspiciously or any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood, including any paving/building/gardening vehicles. Noting the vehicle registration will be extremely useful to Police investigations.
Croydon Police are deploying officers to affected areas to carry out extra patrols. Officers in plain clothes and in uniform are on patrol in order to target and arrest burglary suspects and to deter them from committing crime in these areas.
If you are a victim of a burglary or wish to report suspicious behaviour, please call 101 (non emergency) or 999 (in an emergency) as soon as you can.
If you have any concerns or queries, please contact your local neighbourhood team on either 020 8649 1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org