This lady had had some young lads challenged by a neighbour as they were scouring her garden. That night thieves had broken into a ground floor, front window and cash and various items were stolen.
That day the lady’s nephew had gone over and fitted his aunt a safe. The next morning the lady had woken up to find the safe taken off the wall. The perpetrator/s had gained access through the back door with no evidence of a break-in. Prior to this the lady had been reporting that she could hear noises during the night and thought someone was in the house and items going missing.
It wasn’t clear if this was connected to the 1st burglary or if indeed the back door was locked at all that evening. Suffice to say the lady had been a victim to the 1st incident.
Andy, our Bobby having finished work for the day was called early that evening by Susan, (Bobby Scheme coordinator) to ask if he could make an urgent visit. Andy attended that evening and the Police arrived at the same time. Andy changed her locks, secured the windows, doors and was able to reassure leading to the lady her feeling safer.
Domestic Violence Victim
‘I just wanted to mention that I had a very scared 17-year-old victim yesterday and Andy was an absolute star in slotting in a lock change which has made her feel so much better, and me too as I was really concerned for the family, so a big thank you to the Bobby Scheme, I honestly don’t know where we would be without your help‘
This feedback was on the back of a referral for a young mother who had been told her ex-partner had been released on bail and knew he had a key to her home. She was terrified as she had previously been threatened by him that he would return to harm.
The perpetrator did in fact return the next day only to find he could not gain access as the locks had been changed and was put off by forcing the window and the alarm sounding off. This was as a direct result from the Bobby Scheme’s urgent response and positive action to a Police referral.