Can you provide any information relating to the following incidents/activities? If so, please let the Police know on 101 quoting the appropriate incident number (in bold).
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WOKING incidents in the past period.
Thursday 25 January 19:40 – 22:00 - 45180009538 – outside property in Nursery Close, Horsell, Woking.
Vehicle crime. Theft from motor vehicle, Citroen C3. Tools have been stolen from the van.
Thursday 25 January 19:00 – Friday 26 January 07:30 - 45180009577 – outside property in Colliers Close, Goldsworth Park, Woking.
Vehicle crime. White Ford Transit broken into overnight no damage caused various tools stolen from within.
Thursday 25 January 19:00 – Friday 26 January 08:00 - 45180009614 – outside property in Colliers Close, Goldsworth Park, Woking.
Vehicle Crime. Toolboxes and drill stolen from rear of Ford Transit vehicle overnight.
Friday 26 January 18:30 – Saturday 27 January 11:00 - 45180010120 – outside property in Heath Drive, Brookwood, Woking.
Theft. Theft of number plates both front and back from silver Toyota Previa.
Sunday 28 January 00:30 – Saturday 27 January 11:00 - 45180010329 – property in High Road, Byfleet, Woking.
Burglary. Attempted burglary of ground floor flat via open bathroom window. Witness saw offender described as male, black, bearded, wearing a bobble hat with two white stripes and a red stripe.
Sunday 28 January 00:00 - 07:30 - 45180010387 – outside property in Kirkland Avenue, Goldsworth Park, Woking.
Vehicle Crime. White Ford Transit has been broken into and items stolen
Sunday 28 January 19:30 – Monday 29 January 08:30 - 45180010781 – outside property in Sundridge Road, Woking.
Vehicle Crime. Vauxhall Astra has been broken into and tools stolen.
Sunday 28 January 21:30 – Monday 29 January 08:00 – 45180010836 - driveway to property in Brushfield Way, Woking.
Vehicle Crime. Victim’s vehicle has been broken into and Apple Ipod stolen.
Sunday 28 January 21:00 – Monday 29 January 23:00 – 45180010920 - outside property in Farthings, Knaphill, Woking.
Vehicle Crime. Victim’s Mercedes vehicle has been broken into and laptop and mobile phone stolen.
Monday 29 January 07:00 – 17:40 – 45180011050 – bike rack outside Café Nero, Church Street East, Woking.
Theft. White 901 mountain bike was chained and padlocked to bike rack bike helmet. When victim return later, bike was gone and another bike locked in its place.
Monday 29 January 00:00 – 05:00 – 45180011068, 45180011292– properties in Davos Close, Woking.
Burglary. Garage doors and locks damaged to gain entry. Unknown what was stolen.
Tuesday 30 January 10:00 – 11:30 – 45180011165 – bike racks in Crown Square, Woking.
Theft. Victims pedal cycle locked to rack. Lock had been cut through and bike stolen.
Sunday 28 January 19:00 – Wednesday 31 January 10:20 – 45180011634 – outside garages behind property in Granville Close, West Byfleet, Woking.
Criminal Damage. Victim’s black Mercedes vehicle has had three of its tyres slashed.
Going on Holiday?
About to start your holidays this weekend? We'd love it if you help us make sure your house isn't tempting to thieves whilst you are away.
You'd think it goes without saying to lock up houses & sheds properly (but you'd be surprised how many break-ins are through open doors or windows!) but check out our top tips here https://goo.gl/KFjri2
Please share to keep your friends and family's home safe too.
As well as the above
- Don’t discuss holiday plans in front of strangers
- Don’t post details on social media
- Cancel milk and newspaper deliveries
- Mow the lawn and tidy the garden
- Ask someone to collect your mail
- Give a trusted neighbour contact details if necessary
- Ask your local Neighbourhood Watch scheme to keep an eye on your property
- When travelling, don’t display your home address on your luggage tags.
Keeping your bicycle safe
- Store your bike in a locked shed or garage
- Take photos of your bike including one of the serial number then register it on immobilise.com
- Mark or tag your bike
- If you need to leave your bike outside use a good lock, hardened steel
- D-locks are recommended, remove the saddle or front wheel and detach any lights or equipment.
Top tips for keeping your home safe and secure
Homes with no security measures in place are five times more likely to be burgled than those with simple security measures.
Taking just a few steps can make a big difference in keeping your home safe from burglary. Here are a few tips:
- Lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you're just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift handle and turn key)
- Hide all keys, including car keys, out of sight and away from the letterbox (remember a device could be used to hook and remove keys through the letterbox)
- Install a visual burglar alarm
- Install dusk to dawn outside lighting
- Get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property
- Leave lights on in your house or on a timer to make the property appear occupied
- Make sure the fences around your garden are in good condition
- Secure bikes at home by locking them to an immoveable object inside a locked shed or garage
- Keep ladders and tools stored away; don't leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home
- Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property
- Improve natural surveillance at the front of your property i.e. trim high hedges
- Mark your property with a forensic marking product and register your property with Immobilise
- Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme
- Remove valuables from view of ground floor windows
- Store any high value items (i.e. jewelry, passports) in a correctly installed safe
Doors and windows
In many burglaries, criminals break into a house or flat through a door, either by forcing the lock or breaking it in. So make sure your doors are strong and secure. Consider fitting a bar which is available for both lock and hinge side for extra strength; a locksmith can advise you on how best to do this. Glass panels on doors are particularly vulnerable. If you have one on your door you could replace it with laminated glass, which is stronger. You can also buy a film that you can stick over the glass to make it harder to break.
Home security and DIY shops sell inexpensive, key-operated locks to fit most kinds of windows. Fit window locks with keys to all downstairs windows and those upstairs that are easy to reach from outside.
Reducing garage, shed and garden crime
- Use good quality fixings and a padlock to secure doors
- Use anti-tamper screws in door hinges
If possible, lock any windows
- Fit a mains or battery powered alarm
Use a forensic coding product to 'property mark' all valuable tools and equipment with your postcode/house number
- If possible, secure lawnmowers and other valuable equipment to a shed or garage wall
- Lock tools away when you aren't using them.
The majority of burglaries that are committed occur at the rear of properties. For this reason it is important to deter access into your back gardens. Gates should be closed and locked at all times when not in direct use. Deter the scaling of gates and fences by adding trellis to the tops of them. Please make sure all doors and windows are closed and locked when not in direct use. Please don’t think that because you are only popping out for a moment that it won’t happen to you!
Consider the installation of an intruder alarm in your home. Any alarm installed should conform to standard BS EN 50131 and should be fitted by a company that is NSI (National Security Inspectorate) or SSAIB (Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board) approved. Details of such companies can be found at www.nsi.org.uk or www.ssaib.co.uk
Cars in winter
Frosty Mornings have arrived, Surrey Police would like to remind motorists not to leave their vehicles with the keys in the ignition while the vehicles defrost. Thieves are known to target residential areas on cold and frosty mornings looking for cars where the owner has started the engine to defrost the windscreen and then returned inside, leaving the car unattended.
• If you have a garage, always put the car away at night. This not only keeps the car frost-free but also out of sight of would be car thieves.
• Always remove keys from the ignition, even if you are leaving your car, just to open a garage door. It only takes a thief a few seconds to jump in and drive away.
• Cover your windscreen the night before a frost is forecast. This will shorten the amount of time it takes to clear the windscreen.
• Ensure you have the required de-icing materials available.
• Stay with your car while it is defrosting. You may even consider taking a cup of tea out with you while you wait.
• Make sure you allow yourself longer in the morning to get ready if frost or snow has been forecast the night before.
• Motorists should also be aware that some motor insurance policies become invalid, or the cover reduced, if a car is stolen as a result of keys being left in the ignition.
Following this advice will help protect yourself, your vehicle(s) and others from harm on our roads this winter.
Community Engagement Volunteer - Woking