From DWO PCSO Adam Charles 09/03/2020

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From DWO PCSO Adam Charles 09/03/2020

Dear Residents

Please see below the crime record for the period from 12th February to 29th February 2020.

Unfortunately there was a bit of a burglary hit for one day and four theft from motor vehicle offences spread over the fortnight. Otherwise crime still remains very low and, on a happier note, we’ve had no burglary or vehicle crime reported yet this month.

Although there was only the one offence, please take note of the theft of phone from a coffee shop table.  Never put your phone down on a table in a coffee shop and take your hand off it as the thieves are very quick.  Sometimes they will approach your table with a large item such as a newspaper to cover the table and snatch your phone from underneath it.

The remaining March surgeries are as follows:-

  • Wednesday 11/03/20 Costa Coffee, Westmoreland Road 11am to Midday
  • Saturday 21/03/20 Costa Coffee, Westmoreland Road 10am to 11am
  • Friday 27/03/20 Shortlands Library, Shortlands Road, 4pm to 5pm


Thanks as always for your help & support.

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base |Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer

Shortlands Crime Record 12/02/20-29/02/20

  • 01/01/20.  Early afternoon.  Phone stolen from coffee shop table.​
  • 25/02/20 Early morning- 26/02/20 late afternoon.  Queen Anne Avenue.  Fence panels stolen.​
Theft  from Motor Vehicle:​
  • 12/02/20.  Late morning- early afternoon.  Westmoreland Road.  Window smashed.  Bag of items for charity shop stolen.​
  • 16/02/20 Late morning- 17/02/20 early morning.  Tootswood Road.  Bag containing laptop and schoolbooks stolen from vehicle on driveway.  Found by dog walker in South Hill Wood Park and returned to owner.​
  • 21/02/20.  Early morning.  Elwill Way.  Rucksack containing sports equipment stolen from vehicle on driveway.​
  • 24/02/20 Early afternoon- 25/02/20 Early morning.  Brabourne Rise.  Trailer stolen from outside house.​
Attempted Burglary:​
  • 17/02/20.  Early morning.  Wickham Way.  Suspect(s) attempted to force back door and garage door.​
23/02/20.  Early evening.  Tavistock Road.  House broken into through rear door.​
23/02/20 Late afternoon- 24/02/20 early morning.  Elwill Way.  Rear door forced open.​

23/02/20 Mid afternoon. Westmoreland Road.   Parcel stolen from porch