Local crime update 16/01/2021

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Local crime update 16/01/2021

Dear Residents

Hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. Please accept my apologies for the delay in sending this report out as I was off work sick after Christmas and have only just returned to work.

Below is the crime record for the periods 16/12/20 to 31/12/20 and 1/1/21 to 16/1/21.

Very pleasing to see no theft from motor vehicles and only one vehicle interference at the end of December.  Fortunately, crime generally remained low over the festive period on Shortlands.

Regarding the two thefts of motor vehicle offences in the first 2 weeks of January, both stolen vehicles were Range Rovers.  If you have one of these or another SUV then, if possible, keep in a securely locked garage and/or place your vehicle keys in a Faraday Case or similar container.

If you still have any boxes from expensive presents to put out with the rubbish and recycling please ensure they are hidden in the bin or recycling box to avoid giving away to burglars that you have new expensive items in your home.

I hope you’re all keeping well at this tough time.

Remain vigilant and contact us by the appropriate means about crime and anti-social behaviour.

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer

SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 16/12/20- 31/12/20 

Theft of Motor Vehicle: 

16/12/20- 17/12/20.  Overnight.  Malmains Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.

Vehicle Interference: 

17/12/20.  Overnight.  Kingswood Avenue.  Male seen on doorbell CCTV going on to victim’s driveway and trying to open car door.  No clear facial image.


18/12/20.  Mid afternoon.  Shortlands Road.  Suspects opened front door of both block of flats and flat with edged object after both doors left single locked.  Several items of jewellery were stolen.

Criminal Damage: 

20/12/20 Late evening- 21/12/20 late morning.  Broad Oaks Way.  Telephone wiring box written and drawn on.

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

Theft of Motor Vehicle:  

  1. 09/01/21.  Mid afternoon.  Shortlands Road.  Vehicle stolen on road outside house while driver was making a delivery.  Suspect used keyless device.  Driver was only away from vehicle for around four minutes and had locked it.
  2. 11/01/21 Late evening- 12/01/21 early morning.  Hayes Way.  Vehicle stolen from driveway.


  1. 13/01/21 Late morning.  Elwill Way.  Parcel stolen from doorstep.

Theft from Motor Vehicle:  

  1. 13/01/21 Mid evening.  Hayes Way.  Catalytic convertor stolen.