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Five children from Flixton in Trafford have had their Christmas presents stolen when their home was burgled on Friday 18 November 2005.
The incident took place between 10.45am and 3pm on Forest Court in Flixton.
It is believed that the offenders entered the back of the house via the back garden and left in the same way.
Detectives in Trafford are appealing for witnesses to help trace those responsible and are particularly keen to speak to anybody who saw a small white van in the area around the time.
Thousands of pounds worth of presents were stolen, including an MP3 player, a computer console, a musical keyboard, a camera, a mobile phone and a variety of jewellery. The offenders also took the family's television and an engagement ring.
DC Jane Curran of Trafford CID said: "Unfortunately, at this time of year, we do tend to see a number of incidents of this kind and it is always really sad. People work hard all year round to be able to treat their children at Christmas and to have somebody break into your house and take their presents is incredibly frustrating, upsetting and unnerving. This is such a selfish act. Christmas is supposed to be an exciting and happy time but the burglary has left five children really frightened and upset.
"I want to appeal to anybody who knows anything at all about those who committed this crime to contact us and help us find the people responsible and make sure no other family have to share the same bad experience.
"I would urge everybody to bare in mind a few safety measures to make sure their presents don't end up under a criminal's tree this year; keep all valuables out of sight whether on the street or at home; when you are out, make your house look occupied by leaving a light on or by fitting a timer switch; if you have a burglar alarm, use it and ensure your doors and windows are closed and locked at all times even when you are at home".
Here at WeSpyU.com believe this case could have been wrapped up by now with wireless technology.
Avon and Somerset Police are hunting two men believed to be responsible for a break-in at Hush Park during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The Police have issued the following statement on their website:
"Police are appealing for information after a break-in at Yeovil Town Football Club.
Sometime between 2 am and 4am on November 9 (early hours of Wednesday) at least 2 men gained access inside the stadium and stole electrical equipment and a large amount of Victuals.
Three vehicles which were parked within the stadium area also had their windows smashed and broken into, as well as a Burger Van that was also ransacked.
All of the stolen items were loaded onto a stolen club minibus, which was later found burnt out near Ilminster.
Police are still appealing for anyone with any information."
There are two issues here:
One: If the club had invested a small amount on wireless security equipment, this break-in would not have happened. This would have meant that our insurance premiums wouldn't have risen as a result of a another crime being committed and yet another claim being processed.
Two: The Police wouldn't have to be scratching around for loose leads and wasting Police time while other crimes may go unoticed. In other words, those responsible would have been, caught on camera, identified and more then likely bought to justice within a short time.
Spy camera catches criminals:
Footage from a camera set up in a Devon garden to film badgers has helped jail a burglar.
When James Coombes played back footage he saw three men wearing gloves going through his garden to burgle a nearby property in Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter.
David Page, who had raided nine homes in four days, admitted burglary and amphetamine possession offences.
Page, 25, from St David's Hill in the city, was jailed for four years at Exeter Crown Court on Tuesday.
Mr Coombes set up the camera system four years ago on the back patio of his home.
He handed over the footage to the police and when they viewed it they identified Page.
Mr Coombes, 71, told of his shock when he saw human figures on the system for the first time.
"I just sat down checking through as I do every day and, lo and behold, I saw these three men just walking across the back all gloved up."