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Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by LindaS » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:36 pm

Today, 14th January 2015, a community officer came to our front door to tell us there had been two burglaries on Salcott Road last night between Webbs and Northcote. I went to check if there was anything about it on NappyValley and pulled up this post from last year, same week a year ago. I didn't get a chance to ask any questions the burglaries.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by tomandbobby » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:28 pm

I cycle everywhere and I love to see young people cycling. These were not young people out having fun.
Speaking of young people! We are still very friendly with our old neighbours and I think I should mention this, their sixteen year old nephew was walking along Battersea Rise when he got a attacked by a group of drunks for no reason. His face was destroyed by punches. This lad was just after having dinner with his uncle and family, he didn't do anything to provoke the attack.
I'm so upset about it. The residents that live off Battersea Rise / Northcote Road are so fed up with the police turning a blind eye to their complaints that they don't report incidents to the police anymore.
The attackers were middle aged men and the attack happened outside a bar on Battersea Rise. It was at around 10pm. The lad was just walking home.
The police are just useless and are doing everything in their power to protect the anti social behaviour that goes with the late night drinking and drug dealing that these bars and clubs are attracting to the area. No wonder my wife and her friends get taxis home from the railway station if they are late coming from work in the evenings.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by JandS » Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:24 pm

Sorry to hear about the drug dealers.
I telephoned the police last week with my crime reference number to find out if the perpetrators of our burglary in December were the ones that were recently caught by the MET.
After the incident at our house there were finger prints taken from the sash window that they broke into, and also DNA evidence was found by forensics,
Sadly, the burglars who have been caught are not the ones who burgled us.
The police say there are always several groups working in any one area at any one time. So please everyone remain vigilant.
I am considering putting up CCTV cameras.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by LuvHandles » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:20 am

I live on Salcott Road and also run a business called Luv Handles the bike boutique in the area. OUr business premise is directly opposite the cemetery and there is in fact quite a bit of activity that passes through there after work hours. To shed light, I have seen activity to 'what appears' to be x1 first class drug dealing in my block of flats.
There was an increase of activity since Summer last year '2013 and I reported it to the police and a couple months later performed an investigation labelled "Operation Hawk" in the block. If you have any questions about this, I do suggest contacting them directly. The 'addicts' I have judged to be seen in this area all continue to go to this block in particular.
I suggest being aware that this type of crime is everywhere and to remember to not leave any opportunities visible and vulnerable to temptation in the event of.

So sorry to hear of these crimes :(

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by JandS » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:40 am

I hope the police will notify all those burgled if these arrests lead to convictions. The police officers who took forensic evidence and finger prints from our house after we were burgled through a sash window said we would be notified. Does anyone know how long it takes from arrest to conviction? Fingers crossed those arrested really are the perpetrators of the crimes.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by Annabel (admin) » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:34 pm

Looks like there have been some arrests!

From police twitter feed...


2 men charged with burglary, attempted burglary & TWoC yesterday - accused of breaking in via sash windows 'between the commons' #Battersea ... 6562200576


Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by Squinkle » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:53 pm

Obviously I am concerned about this issue having already posted in this thread about an attempted burglary at my house, and I can only imagine how awful it must be for those who have been affected. However, I think we need to be careful here: young people are allowed to their ride bikes in their local area without being labelled as heroin addicts or suspected of scouting out the area in order to commit crime! Sadly this may be true of some, but it's not fair to make such a sweeping generalisation.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by tomandbobby » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:33 pm

I was walking along the Northcote Rd tonight and there were two junkies hanging around. They were riding two smart bicycles with proper lights on them. They were definitely heroine addicts and they were scouting the area.
There are no cameras in the area and no police!

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by TheMagenpies » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:30 pm

It's probably worth joining the Streetlife (local) forum too, to share information

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by Calaya » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:27 pm

Chris from Sash smart (07841216060, was able to come in today and managed to drill additional holes to my old windows in order to move all my locks 10 cm lower so that is is much harder for burglars to even open the windows.
I have used Sash smart in the past to change all my sash windows on the 1st and 2nd floor and I will highly recommend them. They are really good guys, reliable, polite and clean. They are also very reasonable in terms of cost.

I hope this will do the trick and deter any burglars to come in.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by tomandbobby » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:05 pm

This is what I can't understand about the police! Why do they always have SDS on tow?
They were over on Lavender Hill last year, five policemen handing out balloons and flyers for SDS. Why? Can't SDS employ sales people?
If the police were patrolling the streets there would be less crime. This is what winds me up, please make sure you lock your car. Well hello! If the car was left unlocked they wouldn't have broken the car window now would they? They broke the windows of two car outside our house but there wasn't anything of any value left in the cars. My neighbour accidentally left his wallet with a few hundred pounds cash on the passenger seat of his van that night but they did not break into his van. If the police patrolled the area instead of giving out advice we would have less crime in the area.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by Salminator » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:32 pm

Writerlady wrote:Another good way to slow them down is to just decide not to use the ground floor sash windows. When we had the room decorated we had the windows painted closed. It would be hard to cut their way through layers of gloss paint, locks and shutters. As many ground floors of Victorian houses are open plan ventilation can be provided from the other end of the house.
Just to say the a burgler easily made his way through this in our house- sash windows were painted over and had locks and they just levered it all open. They even levered off our window box that was nailed into the window sill outside. We now keep our shutters shut at all times unless we are sitting in the room and have a monitored alarm plus locks that only allow the window to be opened about 10 cms (even though they are still painted shut) as opposed to ones that are actually inside the frame...

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by supermaman » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:12 pm

I went to the Eagle a week ago. There was no talk as such. The Northcote road neighbourhoods team was there (3 of them) and someone from SDS. They were answering people's questions invidually or in small groups and giving out leaflets on how to protect homes and mark belongings. There wasn't really anything new that had not been mentioned already on this thread about the techniques used, the way to protect the front sash windows etc. Unless other people/small groups covered other points.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by tomandbobby » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:15 pm

I wonder that because this area is a safe Tory seat is the reason the police are not policing the area. The police hate the Tories or because the Tories know this area is a safe seat for them they are instituting the police to save their resorsus for other areas?
There is definatly something going on regarding the lack of policing in the area. I have witnessed people dealing drugs at 5pm around the Battersea Rise/Northcote Rd area, they don't even try to hide it. I smell a rat and the rat is either wearing a uniform or trying to work out his hers expenses.
Bmws have a place in the glove box where the scummy thieves plug in their laptops and disable the immobilises. It takes them two minutes to steal the car. Our friends had the mirrors taken off their super duper Audi but the never reported it to the police and we had other friends that had the lights taken off their range rover and again it was not reported to the police.
Our neighbours and I used to give the police the registration numbers of cars that we saw being used by drug dealers but the police did nothing about it. Our ex neighbours were criminal barristers and when one of them was threatened by a dealer they sold up and moved to another country.
This happened on an affluent road in Battersea where the houses sell for a million plus and in my opinion there is a very cosy relationship between the doormen and some police officers on the Northcote/ Battersea Rise area which is resulting in the police turning a blind eye to a lot of crime in the area. This is my personal opinion.

Re: 2 burglaries on Salcott Road!

by Moop » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:47 pm

With all these burglaries involving ham, we can rule out the suspects who are Jewish or Muslim...

Joking aside, we also had a definite attempted break in to the flat above us a few months back with access gained via the neighbours side return and then on to the roof terrace.

The police arrived promptly and the burglar managed to avoid being seen or caught. As a result no one believed there was a burglar, despite us hearing him trying to get in to the flat whilst our neighbour was away and in spite of the fact that our neighbours side return suddenly having a massive crack. We were impressed by the speed of response, unimpressed by their faffing around at the wrong address halfway up the street and unimpressed by the follow up.

Perhaps we should seek their response to these complaints in this thread.