HC Deb 11 August 1869 vol 198 c1542

said, he would beg to inquire, Whether the attention of the authorities of the Home Office has been drawn to the commission of a succession of burglaries, seven having taken place within the fifteen days preceding this notice at Staines and the immediate neighbourhood?


said, it was not quite accurate to say that seven burglaries had occurred within fifteen days, in and about Staines. There had been two burglaries and three larcenies by stealing out of houses in the day time, in consequence of the windows being left open. The value of the property taken in one case was only 2s. 6d. In consequence of the burglaries two mounted policemen and one detective had been sent into the neighbourhood.