Rebecca, from the Counties (those roads in Wanstead which are named after counties, like Warwick, Rutland, Leicester etc) wrote on Wansteadium on Tuesday about a “door-fishing” attempt she had suffered in which a burglar had attempted to hook car keys through her letter box. On Wednesday she sent this update:
Thanks for putting my last email up on your site. I’m afraid to say that at 5am, we were the victims of a break and entry. The crooks used a crowbar to force open a sash window and climbed into our lounge after failing to force open our front door.
They didn’t take anything as I was able to shout and scare them away but once again a warning. Advice from the police officers that people might want: Always lock front door from inside (obviously put key in safe place in case of fire).
The lovely sash windows which look so pretty are not particularly secure. Ours were locked but think about reinforcing with more than one as they can easily be forced open.
Not very cheerful news on this gorgeous day but I would hate for anyone to feel threatened in their home like we did last night.
She later wrote to us to say police had told them one or more persons were helping with their inquiries.