Are thieves clocking on at midnight in Harlow?
Crime / Thu 15th May 2014 at 09:35am
HAVE A look at this video and make your own mind up. The footage shows a car pull up into a street in Purford Green in Harlow at just after 1130pm on Wednesday May 7th. They wait until midnight and as soon as the street lights go out, one person alights from the vehicle and into the darkness.
The CCTV footage picks up the cigarette trail of the person. The vehicle drives off. The person then goes into the forecourt of the nearest house and there, we understand, attempts to break into a car. Soon after, the car returns and they drive away.
A similar incident occurred a few doors down as well as one on the previous day.
This is combined with a spate of burglaries in a 24 hour period between May 7th and May 8th in the Harlow area.
YH was at the Great Parndon Neighbourhood Action Panel on Wednesday night. A member of the public asked whether they had noticed a spike in crime since Essex County Council had turned off the lights. They said they “Did not know.”
There is a concern that plunging a town into darkness has put a lot of people in a state of fear and alarm. Even taxi drivers have told YH that they are taking fares from female passengers of “less than 0.3 miles”.
Earlier this week, the police were able to get the street lights switched back on in Pilgrims Hatch near Brentwood.
Why dont they put some small solr panels on top of every other lampost that way it wouldent cost electric bills and everyone is happy