Local crime update 31/08/2020

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Local crime update 31/08/2020

Dear Residents

Please find below the crime record for the period 16th August to 31st August 2020.

Two thefts from motor vehicles and two burglaries occurred during the fortnight.  Both thefts from the motor vehicle offences were catalytic convertor thefts.  The best way to stop your catalytic convertor being stolen, if you can’t park in a garage, is to park with the rear of your vehicle against a wall if possible (see also, more detailed advice from PCSO Adam Lighterness ).

Generally, everything remains good on the ward.  Remember to keep your distance and wear your masks as appropriate.

Kind Regards


Adam CHARLES | PCSO 7572PY | Albemarle House SNT Base

Shortlands Dedicated Ward Officer

SHORTLANDS CRIME RECORD 16/08/20- 31/08/20
Theft from Motor Vehicle: 
  1. 14/08/20 Mid afternoon- 16/08/20 Early morning.  Kingswood Avenue.  Catalytic convertor stolen.
  2. 20/08/20.  Late evening.  Dykes Way.  Catalytic convertor stolen from vehicle parked in communal parking area.


  1. 13/08/20- 21/08/20.  Mays Hill Road.  House broken into through rear doors.  Handbags, vehicle keys, vehicle, house keys and CCTV hard drive stolen.
  2. 21/08/20.  Hayes Lane.  Bungalow broken into through rear doors.  Following an untidy search four rings were stolen.