Last updated: 10/03/2017
What: Theft from motor vehicles
Where: St Mary’s Road & Sports Direct, 20-22 Washway Road have been repeat locations
When: There have been 13 reports of theft from cars since 01.09.16 to present day. These offences have taken place mainly overnight, offenders for these crimes have been opportunistic and will target any valuables left in sight. The main method is for the offenders to smash windows to gain entry.
Update: Police officers are providing crime prevention advice to people leaving items on show, we are also utilising powers under stop and search where appropriate throughout the night. Patrols are conducting high profile patrolling in order to deter offenders. We would advise residents to ensure their cars are locked and items such as sat navs/ mobile phones, wallets and purses are not left on show. We would encourage anyone with information to contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.