As I mentioned the other day, I became a victim of crime again this week. I say ‘again’ because we’ve been victims of crime quite a lot round these parts. I’ve had the car broken into twice, had it scratched, had the windscreen put in, had stuff nicked out of the shed and had 2 car aerials nicked. Neighbours have had similar; cars stolen & broken into, paint poured on cars, fuel pipes cut, wing mirrors & hubcaps nicked.
And that’s not to mention the amount of trouble the druggies cause when they congregate in the garage block nearby.
The local old bill only ever come around when drunks at the rented house over the road have a domestic, other than that we sometimes have PCSOs knocking on the door doing house-to-house. I suspect we’re quite lucky in that respect as most victims of crime these days get bugger all, apart from a crime number.
We’ve been liaising with the local Neighbourhood Team, and they’ve been liaising with their ‘partner agencies’ i.e. the council, who have agreed to stick up a portable CCTV camera in the street. Apparently it did some good on one of the estates on the other side of town & they think it might help. We’re either very lucky, have the most crime in the town, or shout louder than everyone else who wants petty crime on their doorstep sorted.
We’ll see how it goes (if it ever turns up).