Friday, 11 February 2011

Hood Advice

Blog reader 'S' has e-mailed me with this worrying tale, to alert fellow Worcester Park residents:

"At about 2pm two young men in hooded jumpers rang on our doorbell. My Mum was home alone and opened the door to them. They tried to come in through the door and she shoved the door shut quickly and pulled the bolts across, she then pressed our panic button (our house alarm comes with those) as they smashed the glass panel next to our door and tried the latch on the door.

Our Mum thought they looked dodgy because they both had their hoods up and one had his face up close to the glass in the door. Unfortunately she did still open the door! 

She saw one man and he looked to be in his early 20's and is white. She didn't see the other one to be able to say anything other than that he was of the same build as the first man. She won't be opening the door to people unless she knows them now. I just thank the heavens that she wasn't hurt.
Beware Worcester Park Residents!" 

6 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

where was this?, we had a notice put through our door recently from the police saying 3 houses in our street lynwood drive had been burgled recently and that they are keeping an eye on things. then strangely the other day around 6pm the door bell rang, i went to answer no one there!

Anonymous said...

This is very worrying. Could 'S' tell us where this incident took place?

Anonymous said...

A road off the high street.

Janet A said...

I work in wimbledon and saw a sign today on the street saying "plainclothes policemen operating on this street to prevent burglaries" - kinda defeats the point of the plain clothes no?

Geoff said...

Janet A, I agree with you wholeheartedly. And it goes further. Are the police so stupid that they actually think a burglar will commit an offence as long as everyone he sees is in plain clothes? You can imagine the meeting.

Boss PC: A burglar will not commit a burglary in front of a uniformed policeman. So, how can we catch them?

Bright spark PC: Let's not wear our uniforms.

Boss PC: Brilliant, that will fool them !!

Bright spark PC: Let's also put up a sign so the public think we're brilliant and actually doing something about it.

Boss PC: Are we going to do something about it?

Bright spark PC: Maybe not, but then we will all be in plain clothes, so the public won't actually know.

Anonymous said...

Dull spark PC - let's wear our uniforms and move them on to a different road/area rather than catch the thieving bar stewards at it!

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