Bumper edition National Neighbourhood Watch e-newsletter

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We’re Neighbourhood Watch – the largest grassroots crime prevention movement in England and Wales.

We’re celebrating National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 17-25) with a bumper edition [below] of our bi-monthly e-newsletter Our News. Read it and find out how Neighbourhood Watch is helping to connect and protect communities.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: June 2017, 3rd update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No.45170061774 – Between 10/06/2017 from 17:00 to 12/06/2017 at 07:30, at Chestnut Lane, Chobham. Shed has been broken into, items have been taken ie, Heavy Duty garden equipment and electric tools.
  • Crime No.45170062461 – 02/06/2017 18:39 to 13/06/2017 15:00
    Location: Ling Drive, Lightwater
    Suspect have entered property via rear patio door, have conducted a messy search, Costume Jewellery has been taken. Under investigation
  • Crime: 45170062655 – 10/06/2017 00:00 to 09:00
    Location:  Guildford Road, Bagshot.
    Suspects have taken 2 x Gazebo’s from the outbuilding. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170063182 – On 14/06/2017 from 08:15 to 18:30, at Diamond Hill, Camberley. Burglary residential with multiple high value items taken.  Entry gained through French doors at the rear of the property.  (Under investigation) 
  • Crime No.45170063388 –  Between 10/06/2017 from 15:55 to 14/06/2017 at 23:00, at Diamond Ridge, Old Dean. Victim’s ground floor window has been hit with force causing a spiderweb style crack in the outer pane of double glazing.
  • Crime No.45170063520 –  Between 18/05/2017 from 21:09 to 08/06/2017 at 21:10, at Eskdale Road, Camberley. Vehicle has been damaged whilst parked off road.
  • Crime No.45170063207 –  Between 14/06/2017 from 22:30 to 15/06/2017 at 06:15, at Dunbar Road, Frimley. In hours of darkness, suspects have gained entry via front door and have stolen cash and valuables from stairwell.  (Under investigation)

Action Fraud Alert: Beware of online vehicle shopping fraud

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Fraudsters have been advertising vehicles and machinery for sale on various selling platforms online. The victims, after communicating via email with the fraudster, will receive a bogus email which purports to be from an established escrow provider (a third party who will keep the payment until the buying and selling parties are both happy with the deal).

These emails are designed to persuade victims to pay upfront, via bank transfer, before visiting the seller to collect the goods. The emails also claim that the buyer (victim) has a cooling off period to reclaim the payment if they change their mind. This gives victims the false sense of security that their money is being looked after by this trustworthy third party, when in fact it is not and the money has gone straight to the fraudster.

Protect yourself:

  • When making a large purchase such as a new car or machinery, always meet the seller face to face first and ask to see the goods before transferring any money.
  • If you receive a suspicious email asking for payment, check for spelling, grammar, or any other errors, and check who sent the email. If in doubt, check feedback online by searching the associated phone numbers or email addresses of the seller.
  • Contact the third party the fraudsters are purporting to be using to make the transaction. They should be able to confirm whether the email you have received is legitimate or not.
  • False adverts often offer vehicles or machinery for sale well below market value to entice potential victims; always be cautious. If it looks too good to be true then it probably is.

If you have been affected by this, or any other type of fraud, report it to Action Fraud by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk, or by calling 0300 123 2040.

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: June 2017, 2nd update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No.45170059787 – Between 24/05/2017 from 13:44 to 07/06/2017 at 11:43, at Verran Road, Camberley. During a 2 week period unknown persons have attempted to force open front door to victim’s house.
  • Crime No.45170060354 – Between 07/06/2017 from 20:00 to 08/06/2017 at 08:00, at London Road, Camberley. Car aerial and wing mirror casing have been stolen overnight (Under investigation).
  • Crime No.45170059965 –  On 07/06/2017 at 22:10, at High Street, Frimley
    Male has kicked victim’s car multiple times after he cut victim up whilst they were driving on a roundabout.
  • Crime No.45170060451 – Between 07/06/2017 from 12:00 to 08/06/2017 at 16:30, at Silver Drive, Frimley. Attempted burglary (Under investigation).

Surrey Police crime bulletin for Surrey Heath: June 2017, 1st update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath,

  • Crime No.45170057634 – Between 01/06/2017 from 18:00 to 02/06/2017 to 08:00, at Queen Mary Avenue, Camberley. Window to property has been damaged by implement.
  • Crime No.45170057838 – Between 31/05/2017 from 21:00 to 01/06/2017 at 08:00, at New Road, Windlesham. Suspect broken into site, stolen tools, attempt to break into unit. [Under investigation]
  • Crime No.45170058550 – 03/06/2017 20:00 to 04/06/2017 to 10:30, at Old House Lane, Bisley. Suspects gained entry to car storage yard and damaged several vehicles. Entry forced into office, nothing had been taken. [Under investigation]
  • Crime No.45170058559 – Between 03/06/2017 from 23:00 to 04/06/2017 to 12:45, at Cumberland Road, Camberley. Criminal damage to Vehicle.
  • Crime No.45170058882 – Between 26/05/2017 from 08:00 to 27/05/2017 to 08:00, at Burr Hill Road, Chobham. Criminal damage to Vehicle. [Under investigation]