The rise of burglary tourism

A “new breed of professional thief” is targeting the wealthy suburbs of London and the Home Counties. ‘Burglary tourism’ poses the latest risk to residents in these areas with high profile victims including top chef, Marcus Wareing and his wife, falling foul of crime. Burglary tourism sees gangs of criminals, predominantly from South America, flying [...]

2020-01-29T11:36:30+00:00January 29th, 2020|

£1 million worth of jewellery stolen from north London home

Thieves have stolen over £1million worth of jewellery, cash and designer clothes from a house in Hampstead, one of London’s most expensive places to live, while a mother and her children were inside. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/thieves-steal-1m-of-jewellery-from-north-london-mansion-while-mother-and-children-at-home-a4290291.html Detectives have called the burglary “brazen” as the intruders scaled a wall and ransacked the property close to ‘Billonaires’ Row’ with [...]

2019-11-26T10:55:38+00:00November 26th, 2019|

Panic room provides safe haven in Stellenbosch farm attack

Three robbers have attacked the home of a Stellenbosch protea farmer just hours after a fellow farmer in the same region had also been attacked and shot dead https://www.all4women.co.za/1769567/news/south-african-news/stellenbosch-farmer-recounts-terrifying-farm-attack-i-just-want-to-leave-this-place Mr and Mrs Knight have farmed and lived in Stellenbosch for 25 years and are now contemplating leaving following the violent ambush that happened on Sunday [...]

2019-06-10T14:56:53+01:00June 7th, 2019|

Residential panic room enquiries continue to rise

As police forces across the UK are further stretched and increasingly unable to respond rapidly, if at all, to burglaries and home invasions, more and more homeowners are taking bolder measures to enhance the safety and security of themselves and their families. This is reflected in the fact that the team here at The Panic [...]

2018-10-23T15:08:10+01:00October 23rd, 2018|

Hamptons homeowners strike back at gangs

Wealthy homeowners in the Hamptons, part of the East End of Long Island near New York, are striking back at potential burglars and intruders by installing luxury panic rooms. Many inhabitants fear that members of the violent Salvadorian MS-13 gang are moving eastwards towards the Hamptons and will start to target the super rich in [...]

2019-01-26T11:21:05+00:00October 16th, 2018|

How social media sharing is putting UK homes ‘at risk’

It's the norm for many people nowadays. Heading away on holiday means 'checking-in at the airport' on Facebook to let all your friends know you're jetting off. Then, as soon as you're on the sun lounger by the pool, posting a photo of blue skies & sunshine on your Instagram account to the envy of [...]

2019-01-26T11:27:08+00:00September 10th, 2018|

Ex-soldier targets properties and their owners

Police believe that an ex-soldier is the person responsible for a number of violent burglaries and assaults on homeowners in the south-east of England over the last three years. Dubbed the ‘Night Watcher’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42863601 the man is understood to stake out his targets over a number of days and strategically plan each attack. Hiding in [...]

2019-01-26T12:26:23+00:00February 6th, 2018|
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