Attempted break-ins in Cannock

We received two reports yesterday (3 February) of attempted break-ins in the same street in Cannock.

In one incident, offenders have attempted to gain entry to a property in Mill Crescent between 9pm and 10pm on Tuesday evening (2 February), through the conservatory door. (Incident 640 of 3 February).

In another incident in Mill Crescent, offenders attempted to break-in to a property by forcing open the UPVC kitchen window. The incident happened over the last 4 or 5 days. (Incident 546 of 4 February).

Residents are reminded of the below crime prevention advice to help keep burglars at bay:

  • Keep windows secured, particularly when leaving home, or when going into the back garden or going upstairs.
  • Ensure valuable items are not left in plain view and in  easy reach of an open window.
  • Fit mortise locks to all front and back doors and locks to windows that are in easy reach.
  • Keep house and car keys safe and away from doors, windows and letterboxes.
  • Keep garages and sheds secure.
  • Fit low cost security lighting as a deterrent.

Anyone with any information on either of the above incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving the relevant incident number.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.