Police warn Bridgwater residents of 'creeper burglaries'

Police warn Bridgwater residents of 'creepers'

Police warn Bridgwater residents of 'creepers'

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POLICE are urging people to make sure they lock their doors following a spate of burglaries in Bridgwater.

Sgt Chris Walls told the Mercury there has been several ‘creeper burglaries’ over the last few days, where opportunist thieves have been preying on homeowners who have forgotten to lock their doors.

He said: “People might be in their garden enjoying the hot weather and they won’t have locked the front door because they’re at home. But it only takes seconds for a thief to come in and grab something.

“There can be a slight rise in burglaries over the summer months, but we want to warn residents this has been happing in Bridgwater and to remember to lock their doors and not leave windows open if you are not inside.”

Police have been speaking with the victims, offering crime prevention advice and making door to door enquiries. If anyone believes they are witnessing a burglary taking place they should call 999.

Tony Alderman, crime reduction officer for Somerset West, said: “These crimes have been occurring between the hours of 3am and 5am.

“The thieves are opportunists and will go around just trying doors, going in, doing a quick search and within 30 seconds they could have grabbed money, purses, wallets, a laptop – anything that’s left out.

“If you see anyone acting suspiciously, please tell police. We’d rather be called to something that turns out to be innocent, then not be called to something serious.”

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2:10pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Another Viewpoint says...

It's very surprising that people are sitting out in their gardens at those times but each to their own I suppose !
It's very surprising that people are sitting out in their gardens at those times but each to their own I suppose ! Another Viewpoint
  • Score: 10

9:25am Thu 24 Jul 14

Lord Gothover says...

Creepers come in other guises. Some creep with a can of petrol and a lighter. The only cure for an notorious Kiddy of that ilk is long term incarceration, or psychiatric treatment, which may not even cure the problem.
Creepers come in other guises. Some creep with a can of petrol and a lighter. The only cure for an notorious Kiddy of that ilk is long term incarceration, or psychiatric treatment, which may not even cure the problem. Lord Gothover
  • Score: 5

11:12am Thu 24 Jul 14

Reaping the Whirlwind says...

This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.
This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened. Reaping the Whirlwind
  • Score: -1

2:17am Sat 26 Jul 14

lordgodalmighty says...

these burglaries appear to coincide with the influx of gypsy folk which we have been witnessing recently around bridgwater. and their preference for dumping their garbage by the roadside has not gone unnoticed either.
these burglaries appear to coincide with the influx of gypsy folk which we have been witnessing recently around bridgwater. and their preference for dumping their garbage by the roadside has not gone unnoticed either. lordgodalmighty
  • Score: 5

10:13am Sun 27 Jul 14

lordgodalmighty says...

Reaping the Whirlwind wrote:
This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.
Low level corruption has been rife in public services probably since they were created, undoubtedly because there is no bottom to the purse that pays them, and ultimately the tax payer cannot refuse to pay their tax if they suspect corruption. It could never happen to a private company.
[quote][p][bold]Reaping the Whirlwind[/bold] wrote: This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.[/p][/quote]Low level corruption has been rife in public services probably since they were created, undoubtedly because there is no bottom to the purse that pays them, and ultimately the tax payer cannot refuse to pay their tax if they suspect corruption. It could never happen to a private company. lordgodalmighty
  • Score: -2

11:26pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Old Phucker says...

lordgodalmighty wrote:
Reaping the Whirlwind wrote:
This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.
Low level corruption has been rife in public services probably since they were created, undoubtedly because there is no bottom to the purse that pays them, and ultimately the tax payer cannot refuse to pay their tax if they suspect corruption. It could never happen to a private company.
The organised criime comment may well relate to whatever is happening in Western Toyland, the Levels, and the infamous Kiddo. The Police helicopters are not patrolling this area, and / or chasing suspects for nothing, and they have been here quite a lot for a year or two. How much does this ariel policing cost? - possibly several hundred thousand pounds, by now. So what, and who, are they chasing, or watching?
[quote][p][bold]lordgodalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reaping the Whirlwind[/bold] wrote: This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.[/p][/quote]Low level corruption has been rife in public services probably since they were created, undoubtedly because there is no bottom to the purse that pays them, and ultimately the tax payer cannot refuse to pay their tax if they suspect corruption. It could never happen to a private company.[/p][/quote]The organised criime comment may well relate to whatever is happening in Western Toyland, the Levels, and the infamous Kiddo. The Police helicopters are not patrolling this area, and / or chasing suspects for nothing, and they have been here quite a lot for a year or two. How much does this ariel policing cost? - possibly several hundred thousand pounds, by now. So what, and who, are they chasing, or watching? Old Phucker
  • Score: 3

8:51am Tue 29 Jul 14

awayswing says...

lordgodalmighty wrote:
Reaping the Whirlwind wrote:
This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.
Low level corruption has been rife in public services probably since they were created, undoubtedly because there is no bottom to the purse that pays them, and ultimately the tax payer cannot refuse to pay their tax if they suspect corruption. It could never happen to a private company.
If it could never happen to a private company why are the banks taken to court, and fined so heavily,so often?
[quote][p][bold]lordgodalmighty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reaping the Whirlwind[/bold] wrote: This feature details minor crime. In fact we are surrounded by a very serious degree of organised crime, which has reportedly spread from city areas to some rural locations. Google "Operation Tiberius" - a secret report from 2002 which concluded that organised criminal gangs had corrupted and infiltrated the Police, the CPS, the Judicial system and even the Inland Revenue, and were able to evade any kind of legal sanction and continue their lucrative illegal trades. So if readers wonder how they get away with it, keep on wondering, because no-one is going to tell you, until and if the stuff hits the fan and the can of worms is opened.[/p][/quote]Low level corruption has been rife in public services probably since they were created, undoubtedly because there is no bottom to the purse that pays them, and ultimately the tax payer cannot refuse to pay their tax if they suspect corruption. It could never happen to a private company.[/p][/quote]If it could never happen to a private company why are the banks taken to court, and fined so heavily,so often? awayswing
  • Score: 1

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