North Wales Police have warned Bangor University students to ensure their accommodation is kept secure and their valuables hidden, following a number of recent thefts targeting student accommodation in Bangor.
A burglary took place during the early hours of 8th April in Craig-y-Don Road when an Xbox, PS4 and cash were stolen, this incident followed two similar thefts in Edge Hill at the end of March when a MacBook laptop and black Vodaphone tablet were taken.
Police say all of the break-ins occurred overnight and the properties were left insecure at the time, the type of property targeted was also similar, i.e. laptops and games consoles.
Find My iPhone App
Students are also being encouraged to download a ‘Find My iPhone’ app, allowing officers to quickly identify where the phones were being kept. In January a man who stole bags, cash and iPhones from the Main Arts Building at Bangor University was jailed for three months after a phone he had stolen was traced using the iPhone app.
Sergeant Non Edwards at Caernarfon Police Station said: “Unfortunately this type of crime is not uncommon in student accommodation but they could have been prevented with a little fore-thought and so we are encouraging students in particular to ensure they always secure their property and if they see any suspicious people to report it immediately.
“In addition we’d also advise the value of free App like ‘Find my Iphone’ in helping locate where any stolen property is and we’d encourage participation. I’d just like to reinforce our advice – Remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately.”
If you have any information about these burglaries please contact North Wales Police control room direct via web live chat http://www.north-wales.police.uk/contact/chat-support.aspx. Alternatively phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote ref. 18300045076.
For comprehensive crime prevention advice on how to secure your home visit https://www.north-wales.police.uk/advice-and-support/safer-homes/safer-homes-intro
For more info on ‘Find my Iphone’ visit – https://www.apple.com/uk/icloud/find-my-iphone/