Enfield Borough Counci has warned against metal thieves in the area

Enfield Borough Council has warned residents to take steps against metal thieves.

In the past year, the council has paid more than £300,000 replacing stolen metal from roads.

The authority has now advised residents of the borough to engrave names, postcodes or other identifying features onto equipment such as cement mixers, saws, bikes and ladders, and to ensure they cannot be sanded off.

The council has also a further £25,000 on replacing metal fittings stolen from the borough’s parks since 2010.

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment Councillor Chris Bond said: “The effects of metal theft are far reaching and a vast number of people will have been affected by it. Whether it is as a result of danger from removed gullies or manholes, cancelled sports events because of vandalised park changing rooms.

"Residents and commuters are inconvenienced by the theft of metal from railway tracks and fly tipping often happens when metal thieves dump the unwanted bits of the items they have stolen.”

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3:54pm Thu 20 Feb 14

rummer says...

Council make me laugh i contacted them last year regarding this and was branded a racist as it was 12 Bulgarians that was doing the crime.
Council make me laugh i contacted them last year regarding this and was branded a racist as it was 12 Bulgarians that was doing the crime. rummer
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7:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ponderman says...

More benefits of being in Europe
More benefits of being in Europe ponderman
  • Score: 8

1:25pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Dickyturpentine says...

I live in Shrewsbury Road N11 and the theft of catalytic converters attached to motor car and van exhaust systems are being targeted in this area. These thefts seem to happen in the early hours of the morning when most folks are sleeping. Catalytic converters contain valuable metals, so if this type of theft is carried out on a large scale you can be sure that serious career criminals are involved. My neighbours car was jacked up, exhaust pipework was cut either side of the catalytic converter, car was lowered and the jack removed and they made off with their ill gotten gain without making any loud noises. This means that they're very experienced at this type of crime. My neighbours car WASN'T alarmed so this was a gift to the thieves. Make sure that cars and vans are alarmed with stickers saying that this vehicle has an alarm system. If these criminals set off a car / van alarm system during an attempted theft they're not going to hang around, they'll leg it to be sure. This kind of theft prevention is the least we can all do to try and prevent this type of crime.
Des Clarke.
I live in Shrewsbury Road N11 and the theft of catalytic converters attached to motor car and van exhaust systems are being targeted in this area. These thefts seem to happen in the early hours of the morning when most folks are sleeping. Catalytic converters contain valuable metals, so if this type of theft is carried out on a large scale you can be sure that serious career criminals are involved. My neighbours car was jacked up, exhaust pipework was cut either side of the catalytic converter, car was lowered and the jack removed and they made off with their ill gotten gain without making any loud noises. This means that they're very experienced at this type of crime. My neighbours car WASN'T alarmed so this was a gift to the thieves. Make sure that cars and vans are alarmed with stickers saying that this vehicle has an alarm system. If these criminals set off a car / van alarm system during an attempted theft they're not going to hang around, they'll leg it to be sure. This kind of theft prevention is the least we can all do to try and prevent this type of crime. Des Clarke. Dickyturpentine
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6:13pm Sun 23 Feb 14

long67 says...

Dickyturpentine wrote:
I live in Shrewsbury Road N11 and the theft of catalytic converters attached to motor car and van exhaust systems are being targeted in this area. These thefts seem to happen in the early hours of the morning when most folks are sleeping. Catalytic converters contain valuable metals, so if this type of theft is carried out on a large scale you can be sure that serious career criminals are involved. My neighbours car was jacked up, exhaust pipework was cut either side of the catalytic converter, car was lowered and the jack removed and they made off with their ill gotten gain without making any loud noises. This means that they're very experienced at this type of crime. My neighbours car WASN'T alarmed so this was a gift to the thieves. Make sure that cars and vans are alarmed with stickers saying that this vehicle has an alarm system. If these criminals set off a car / van alarm system during an attempted theft they're not going to hang around, they'll leg it to be sure. This kind of theft prevention is the least we can all do to try and prevent this type of crime.
Des Clarke.
If you see any people driving around looking for any type of metal, make a note of the vehicle type and the registration number and Dial 101, this is the number for the Police . if everybody did this .
[quote][p][bold]Dickyturpentine[/bold] wrote: I live in Shrewsbury Road N11 and the theft of catalytic converters attached to motor car and van exhaust systems are being targeted in this area. These thefts seem to happen in the early hours of the morning when most folks are sleeping. Catalytic converters contain valuable metals, so if this type of theft is carried out on a large scale you can be sure that serious career criminals are involved. My neighbours car was jacked up, exhaust pipework was cut either side of the catalytic converter, car was lowered and the jack removed and they made off with their ill gotten gain without making any loud noises. This means that they're very experienced at this type of crime. My neighbours car WASN'T alarmed so this was a gift to the thieves. Make sure that cars and vans are alarmed with stickers saying that this vehicle has an alarm system. If these criminals set off a car / van alarm system during an attempted theft they're not going to hang around, they'll leg it to be sure. This kind of theft prevention is the least we can all do to try and prevent this type of crime. Des Clarke.[/p][/quote]If you see any people driving around looking for any type of metal, make a note of the vehicle type and the registration number and Dial 101, this is the number for the Police . if everybody did this . long67
  • Score: 1

4:06pm Tue 25 Feb 14

DrewBk says...

Yes that is correct, British people never commit crime.
Yes that is correct, British people never commit crime. DrewBk
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