Burglary

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Wednesday 14 December 2011 12.25pm
There have been a number of break-ins over the past couple of weeks in the Thorburn Square area. Two weeks ago a friend was broken in to during the day on Southwark Park Road - they got round the back of the house and in through the patio doors. Yesterday a house on Fort Road had a break-in and they got in just by kicking down the front door. Just a warning to those in area to watch out.
Wednesday 14 December 2011 12.33pm
Such a shame, sorry to hear that especially at this time of year.
Wednesday 14 December 2011 1.16pm
Pops wrote:
Such a shame, sorry to hear that especially at this time of year.

Crap news at any time of the year!!

Thanks for the heads up JGarcia.
Friday 16 December 2011 10.31pm
I was chatting to someone on Bermondsey St who told me his mother had had her department store Christmas shopping bags stolen while she was shopping in Tesco's on Long Lane. Theft in general looks to be on the increase in the area.
Monday 19 December 2011 11.03am
This is awful news. I hope all those affected are OK. I used to live on Tower Bridge Road and was burgled almost three years ago - even with three deadlocks on my door, they still managed to kick it in. If they are persistent enough, they will get in however they can. It's terrible. That incident led directly to me moving to Reverdy Road (which is just around the corner from where these incidents are occurring - great!).

Hope everyone is vigilant and gets these people stopped. I have to say that the local police were excellent following my burglary and I am confident they will do all they can to catch the culprits. We all need to keep our wits about us and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.
Wednesday 21 December 2011 11.31am
Another burglary last week in Reverdy Road. I don't know how they got in but know it was entry by the back door, so must have been a house on the corner/ end of the terraces.

This has also got me thinking - why do house front doors open inwards? if they opened outwards then they would be much stronger and less able to be 'kicked in'.
Wednesday 21 December 2011 11.38am
Oh bloody hell. How awful. Any idea which number? There was some suspicious behaviour next door to us the other night, the police were alerted but I'm not sure what happened.

Your point regarding house front doors is an excellent one - I don't understand it either.
Wednesday 21 December 2011 11.49am
99.9% of doors in a residential property have the hinge attached and accessible on the "pull" side of a door, including the front door.

So, you could have an outward opening front door but the hinges would be on the outside and vulnerable to tampering.

You can get specialist front doors that open outward and don't expose their hinges - but that cost quiet a bit.

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