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wattys


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29/01/2009 13:14

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I have been told by one of my neighbours that there property has been broken into and items tv etc stolen, as anyone else had any problems recently, may be this is going to be a sign of the times with so many building sites closed down the workers need cash from somewhere.



come_on_aylin


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29/01/2009 13:18

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You don't say where you are. There were a spate of break-ins in Esentepe recently, I believe the culprits have been caught, Turkish mainlanders. They were targetting occupied premises for cash only.



wattys


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29/01/2009 13:19

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We are in the Bogaz area.



PIPIE


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29/01/2009 17:45

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Could you please post details wattys , in order for us all to be aware etc. Cheers



wattys


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29/01/2009 18:59

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Hi Pipie



I believe they got in through the patio door, he is out next month and going to look to see if we can get better security fitted.



We have the normal patio doors and windows which open inwards, there was a posting a few months ago about someone putting a strip of wood across windows which slide but thats no good to our type of window.



I would appreciate any ones advise on how to make the house more secure.



dickyboy


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29/01/2009 20:02

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We felt our patio doors that are split (2 doors) and opening outwards were a poor design, and not very secure and had gates made that fit within a frame when they are closed and hopefully they are man enough for the job.



Our builder had them made for us at a cost of 125.00 and i feel are very good value for money and they also look nice to .



PIPIE


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29/01/2009 20:21

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Wattys . I feel sure that the police were informed , the police take a very serious line , on this type of crime .



Ballyboffin


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30/01/2009 16:55

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wattys,

Having been victims of these 'intruders' we know how awful it is.



We got locks from a company called the Handlestore, they have a website and do mail order. The ones we got are for patio doors and for the inward opening windows, they were much cheaper than any we looked at in B&Q, Homebase etc and certainly less than you'd get them in Cyprus for.



We have also got a motion detector fitted which would scare the pants off any burglar should he get in, got it in Homebase.



I agree with you that this is a sign of the times, such crimes in the UK are apparantly up 25% so I guess the same will happen in Cyprus. Some people are desperate for money.



rowlo



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30/01/2009 17:16

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hi wattys fit slip bolts top and bottom any good hardware store will have them a good joiner will fit them in an hour



basheer



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30/01/2009 17:24

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hi my neigbour opp came and drilled a screw in the cente of the patio doors and windows when I bought my villa and only have to unscrew to open the door,this way no one can lift the door which otherwise is so easy



mickey rourke


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31/01/2009 08:33

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You are actually quite wrong about the perpetrators of the Esentepe break ins only targetting occupied properties for cash, they were caught with Plasma tv's, microwaves, I pods, dvd's etc, and they targetted several unoccupied houses.



wattys


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31/01/2009 12:30

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Many thanks all for the good advice. Very helpful.



Let's hope this is not as bad for NC as ballyboffin say's is happening in the UK



Ballyboffin


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31/01/2009 13:25

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Message 11 micky,



I don't know about the Eentepe break ins but in the spate of burglaries which started in February last year in Ozankoy and Catalkoy, they were only after cash and jewellery. Several of our neighbours were targeted including ourselves twice and each time they entered at night or early morning while the residents were in bed. In one case they entered my neighbour's bedroom while he was asleep and took his trousers from a chair, leaving them and the empty wallet on the floor outside. They left credit cards, mobiles and cameras.



Sorry wattys but I do think that things are going to get as bad in TRNC as they are in the UK. We have already heard of muggings and bag snatches in the Girne area. I don't want to scaremonger but I do think that people should be aware of this and also more security consious for their own safety. Desperate people do desperate things.



puppylover



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31/01/2009 16:06

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I think where ever you live in the world you have to be vigiliant.



Our friends have a holiday home here in Karsiyaka that is looked after by their friend who is a police officer in Lapta.

Over the Christmas period he went to check that they had no water damage due to the heavy rains we had been having.

He discovered that the back patio door had been forced open and the place was like a tip. Someone had been staying in the house.

He left it as it was and returned later that night. Caught a local man and woman red handed.

Both were arrested and charged. It appears that the woman had been taking items from the house and selling them.



This morning hubby and I went out and returned to find our gate wide open.

Neighbours saw 3 young local boys going in and out of gardens looking for things to take.

Only thing they managed to find was our neighbours son's football from their garden.



fire starter


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31/01/2009 19:19

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to me it sounds like anyone who has only a holiday home in north cyprus need help from possibly a security firm.

i don't know any! but just a suggestion.



rowlo



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31/01/2009 19:23

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good idea rose



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