Local crime update 31/07/2020

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Local crime update 31/07/2020

Dear Residents

Please see below the crime record for the period 16th July to 31st July.  Apart from a spate of theft from motor vehicle & vehicle interference between the 14/07/20 & 16/07/20 the crime rate was generally low.  From the crimes mentioned you will see that taking valuable items indoors when leaving your car parked overnight does make a difference.  There was only one burglary and theft of motor vehicle over the last fortnight.   Two of our recent thefts from motor vehicle offences involved catalytic convertors being stolen and similar offences have occurred recently on other wards.  If unable to park your vehicle in a garage try to park with the rear of your vehicle against or close to a wall as this makes it harder to get underneath the vehicle and steal the catalytic convertor.

Finally on a happier note it’s been nice to see plenty of people out and about.  Very pleased with the way people on Shortlands have observed social distancing.  Keep it up.

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer

SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 16/07/2020 – 31/07/2020

Vehicle Interference:
1. 15/07/20- 16/07/20. Overnight. Kingswood Avenue. Suspect rifled through glovebox Nothing stolen.
2. 15/07/20- 16/07/20. Overnight. Bushey Way. Vehicle searched. Nothing stolen.
Theft from Motor Vehicle:
1. 15/07/20- 16/07/20. Overnight. Brabourne Rise. Sunglasses & money stolen.
2. 15/07/20- 16/07/20. Overnight. Sunglasses stolen
3. 14/07/20- 15/07/20. Overnight. Bushey Way. Money stolen
4. 16/07/20- 17/07/20. Overnight. Pickhurst Park. Catalytic convertor stolen
1. 21/07/20- 22/07/20. Overnight. St Mary’s Avenue. Side gate climbed over to access
storage area at side of house. Nothing stolen. Suspects believed to be after moped.
Theft of Motor Vehicle:
1. 22/07/20- 23/07/20. Overnight. Vehicle stolen from Green Close.