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Residential Burglary and theft of bicycle - Newport Pagnell

There was a break-in at a residential property in Dulwich Gardens, Newport Pagnell on Wednesday 08/11/2023 between 13:20 and 14:25 pm and the burglars stole some jewellery.  Did you see or hear anything suspicious on the day? Do you have Ring Doorbell or CCTV footage that you can look back on? If so, the police would like to hear from you.  Could you please ring 101 and quote crime reference number 43230502814.


On the same day, a bicycle was stolen from outside a house in Spring Gardens in Newport Pagnell between 09:30 - 10:00 am.  Once again, we are appealing for any witnesses that may have seen someone walking or cycling past their address on a dark grey, medium sized Carrera Subway 1 Hybrid. Do you have Ring Doorbell / CCTV? If so, please can you look between those times and see if you can pick anything up.  If you have any CCTV footage / Ring Doorbell footage, please contact 101 and quote crime reference number 43230504047.


Some Crime Prevention Advice


Want to protect your home? Think WIDE(N) (WINDOWS, INTERIOR, DOORS, EXTERIOR, (NEIGHBOURS) to have the best possible protection against burglary.  

Research* shows that a set combination of security actions provides up to 50 times more protection for your home versus no security. A combination of WIDE actions is the most effective and recommended by police throughout the country. Additionally, at Neighbourhood Watch we believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is also key to preventing burglary. Click on each area to find out more:

  • WINDOWS: Lock your windows  
  • INTERIOR: Put your interior lights on a timer 
  • DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors 
  • EXTERIOR: Put your exterior lights on a sensor 
  • (N)EIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for neighbours
  • As with all types of crime, prevention is much better than cure. Taking simple measures, such as locking your windows, leaving indoor lights on a timer, double or deadlocking your doors, and having exterior lights on sensors, can significantly reduce your chances of being burgled. Click below to download our useful burglary prevention checklist to double-check you have left your home safe when you walk out your front door.  


    Opportunity plays a big role in enabling crimes to be committed, particularly burglaries. Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunists. Criminals will look for homes that: 

  • seem unoccupied 
  • have little or no apparent security 
  • have doors or windows left open, or 
  • where they think they won't be seen. 
  • A home's overall impression will influence whether a burglar targets it. As a general rule, if it looks like there is someone inside, the burglar is likely to go elsewhere. A home in a dilapidated state will seem easier to break into, so a simple deterrent might be tidying up a garden, or repainting doors and window frames. 

    One crime often produces the opportunity to commit another. For example, a burglar may return after a break-in because they know when the owners will likely be out and can expect the property to be full of new replacement items. 

    Before upgrading your home security think about what part of your home seems more vulnerable, how often you are at home, and when it is empty. Then speak to your local Neighbourhood Officer to get advice bespoke to your needs. Wherever possible, always ensure security products you purchase are Secured by Design or Sold Secure – these are good quality, independently tested products; and use  Master Locksmith Association (MLA) approved locksmith to fit your locks or to ask for expert advice about upgrading your home security.

    Remember, many security products may fail because of how they have been fitted or the quality of their fixings. Products must be fitted correctly and with robust fixings. 


    Some Crime Prevention Advice on bicycle theft

  • Register your bicycle with BikeRegister.com 
  • Add your bike details to our National Police-approved database for free

  • Protect
  • Mark & Protect
  • Mark & Protect your bike with one of our security marking kits

  • Peace of mind
  • Apply warning label
  • Reduce your risk of theft by warning thieves that you use BikeRegister


    Do you know that your local PCSO can come and register your bicycle for free? Get hold of your local PCSO today Bicycle

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    Arlene Ormston
    (Police, PCSO, Milton Keynes)

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