Local crime update 15/12/2020

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Local crime update 15/12/2020

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period from 1st Dec to 15th Dec 2020.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen a rise in burglary over the last two weeks.  I’ve carried out reassurance visits and door to door enquiries for all four. With Christmas approaching, remember not to leave packaging from expensive presents outside your home while awaiting collection.  With regard to the attempted robbery in Queen Anne Avenue, unfortunately the victim didn’t call 999 despite seeing and disturbing the suspects.  Remember if you disturb someone attempting to steal items and prevent them from doing so it’s still a crime.  Calling 999 gives us a much better chance of catching the suspects and preventing them committing further crime.

On a lighter note, PC Will Shelley (our new DWO PC) and I, attended the Christmas Fete at St Mary’s Church on 05/12/20.  We had an enjoyable time chatting to residents and looking round the stalls.  I drew the winning ticket for the Christmas Hamper Raffle!!!!

I hope you all have a nice Christmas.  It’s going to be tough for a lot of people not being able to see friends and/or relatives they’d usually meet up with over the festive period.  Hopefully, if people are careful, we can enjoy things properly again next year.

Thanks very much for your help and support over the year.

Kind regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer

SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 01/12/20- 15/12/20  


  1. 04/12/20 Early morning- early evening.  Celtic Avenue.  Suspect(s) broke in by smashing glass in rear door.  Untidy search carried out.  Several items stolen.
  2. 03/12/20 Early morning- 07/12/20 early morning.  Queen Anne Avenue.   Garage broken into by suspect(s) breaking door lock with brick.  Sledge hammer and spade stolen.
  3. 08/12/20 Overnight.  Brabourne Rise.  Builders tools stolen from building site after suspect(s) climbed over fence.
  4. 11/12/20 Late afternoon- early evening.  Durham Avenue.  Living room window of ground floor flat forced.  Untidy search carried out.  Computer & jewellery stolen.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  

  1. 04/12/20.  Late afternoon.  Broadoaks Way.  Catalytic convertor stolen.
  2. 10/12/20 Mid evening- 11/12/20 early morning.  Hub cap stolen.

Attempted Robbery:  

  1. 06/12/20.  Late afternoon.  Queen Anne Avenue.  Suspect(s) attempted to steal a lawnmower and a bicycle from an alleyway between houses.  Victim saw them and chased after them.  He was able to retrieve his property.

Attempted Fraud:  

  1. 07/12/20 Late morning.  Broadoaks Way.  Victim received telephone call from male claiming to be from company that needed to come to victim’s house to install new phones.  Bank details given including PIN numbers.  Fortunately she told her son who realised what she’d done.  He contacted the bank to cancel cards and reported incident to police.  No money stolen from victim’s bank account.