Police say no hiding place is safe in the home after three houses were ransacked and trashed by burglars in broad daylight.
Detectives are advising residents to not keep valuable items, such as jewellery, in their homes after the incidents in Winifred Road, Pitsea , Clayburn Circle and Takely Ride, both in Basildon .We can’t even keep stuff in our houses now without the police obliquely suggesting it’s our fault?!?
Each burglary happened during the day with the suspects getting into all three homes by smashing securely locked doors and windows at the back of the properties. In each case the houses were completely ransacked, with furniture and fittings smashed in every room until valuable gold jewellery was found.Surely the proper police response to this sort of event is that this is a disgusting crime and enquiries are ongoing and the full force of the justice system will be brought to bear on people who commit this crime?
Not whatever this ‘well, you’ve only yourselves to blame’ nonsense is:
Det Con Julie Dennis, investigating officer, said: “It is sometimes customary for families to keep high value gold or other jewellery safe at home, but these crimes show that nowhere is safe in an ordinary house.
“If you have high value or indeed sentimental value jewellery or other special items that you cannot afford to lose, then please keep these in a bank or other safety deposit storage, not at home.
“Criminals may target your home for various reasons, and no hiding place at home is completely safe.”Well, cheers for that, Julie!
Heaven forbid I should have anything nice in my house, or a sentimental item that – because it’s of sentimental value, you see, maybe you should look that up in a dictionary? – I’d like to look at occasionally without having to go to a bank vault, eh? Or something too large to fit into a bank vault.
I mean, you run campaigns in the press and over social media warning us not to leave items in cars and to be aware of our surrounding and not to use smartphones where muggers might see them (as if they were any use to us if we were too afraid to use them) and OK, I don’t like that, because it seems to be implying that it’s somehow our fault for having nice things and somehow tempting muggers, but, when all’s said and done, it is a public place.
But now we can’t even have them in private either?