Local Crime Update 15/08/2021

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Local Crime Update 15/08/2021

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period from 1st August to 15th August 2021.

Unfortunately we’ve had two burglaries over the last fortnight.

Re the Cumberland Road burglary – the back door had been left open to allow the victim’s dog access to the garden.  The victim had a locked side gate so thought that his home was secure but suspect(s) were still able to force it open.  Shows how important it is to lock all doors and close all windows to minimise chances of a break in.

Overall the crime rate is very low.

Now that we’re all able to go out and about more now might be a good time to think about home security.  If anyone would like any advice, please feel free to get in touch as shown below.

Stay safe and remain vigilant

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer


SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 01/08/2021 – 15/08/2021

Vehicle Interference:  

01/08/21.  Mid- late morning.  Shortlands Road.  Suspect(s) attempted to drill underneath lock to force  door open.  Failed to gain access to vehicle but damaged door beyond repair.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  

04/08/21.  Late morning.  Kingswood Avenue.  Tools stolen from workman’s vehicle.

Theft of Motor Vehicle:  

10/08/21.  Overnight.  Elwill Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.


10/08/21.  Mid morning.  Cumberland Road.  Suspect(s) forced open back garden gate & entered premises through unlocked back door.  Following an untidy search some jewellery was stolen.