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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Weds 5th May 2021
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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Weds 5th May 2021
Burglary Alert: Mon 03/05 8pm – Tues 04/05 8am Cudworth Lane Newdigate Suspect has stolen a quad bike from a residential out building pulled open wooden door in order to gain access.
Take precautions to deter thieves – remember the best security is a layered approach with the aim of making your property a less attractive target
Keep Out of Site
Try to keep the vehicles out of site from nearby roads, as thieves will often survey properties looking for vehicles
Keep Gates Closed
Keep gates to yards closed, as open gates can be an open invitation to thieves. Lock barn or garage doors at night using a heavy-duty SBD approved padlock, hasp & staple or chain
Use Clamps & Locks
When leaving vehicles overnight, a bespoke Quad/ATV drive on security device which clamps around the wheel and is secured to a concrete floor is a great solution. Use SBD approved locks and ground anchors with a high attack rating as another option
Fit Immobilisation and Tracking Systems
The use of tracking systems can notify the owner the Quad/ATV is being interfered with or moved, allowing for a prompt response to either prevent the theft or detain offenders. Many systems are battery operated and activate once the Quad/ATV is stolen and track via GPS and other systems
Fit outside security lights controlled by an automatic time-switch or infra-red beams that react to heat or movement
GSM Battery Systems
If the outbuilding or barn is remote with no mains power, consider using a battery-operated GSM mobile alert system and camera which can alert you to anything suspicious
Keep a record of serial numbers, chassis and model numbers and take note of any custom marks on the vehicle. Take colour photographs from several angles and additionally take videos with a smartphone if possible
Mark your Property
Security marking your vehicle using an SBD recognised forensic asset marking is another highly effective, visible deterrent to thieves and an established method of reducing theft
Never leave your keys in the ignition, even if you only briefly leave your ATV/Quad bike unattended, and don’t be an easy target for opportunity theft
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It might sound obvious but leaving items on show is an invitation to the opportunist criminal - mobile phones, satnavs and mounts, power leads, money, wallets, handbags, sunglasses, coats, jackets and bags should always be removed from the vehicle or hidden well out of sight.
Theft of catalytic converter from Toyota Auris Sunday afternoon public car park nr'#Boxhill #Dorking !! Seen a car being jacked up? Heard the sound of metal being cut? This could be catalytic converter theft – call 999
Roads Policing Unit (RPU) 10h On Friday we arrested 2 men in Bagshot with the help of local @SurreyHeathBeat , @sspoldogsection & the control room, for the theft of catalytic convertors. Both have been remanded into custody after CID completed the finer points of the investigation. #pawsome
There are no refunds…the links lead to phishing websites designed to steal your personal and financial information!
If you spot a suspicious email, forward it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ransomeware attack under investigation #Dorking . Malware is malicious software, which - if able to run - can cause harm in many ways, including: http://orlo.uk/a90sV
Handbag stolen from insecure car Charlwood Rd Povey Cross over night last Weds -Thurs : Get into the habit of locking your vehicle even if you’re only going to be away from it for a moment. #thievesarequickandopportunist
Two bad people are in custody after a pursuit where the vehicle was stung following an Aggravated Burglary. They’re in custody for numerous burglary offences.
Lovely teamwork between RPU, Firearms officers and the control room.
Have you heard of ‘cuckooing’? Well, much like a cuckoo bird which is known to take over the nests of other birds, cuckooing is where a drug dealer befriends a vulnerable person – taking over their home and turning it into a drugs den.
Dealers often approach a vulnerable person offering them free drugs to use their home for dealing or in some cases after providing ‘free’ drugs, will then force the person to deal for them in order to ‘re-pay’ their drug debts.
Criminal gangs are selective about who they target – a lot of victims are lonely, isolated and feel trapped. They are too scared to speak out and get the help they need.
Cuckooing impacts entire communities with knock-on effects of anti-social behaviour, violence and an increase in thefts and burglaries. Sometimes cuckooing goes on for just a few days before the dealers move on, so if you suspect it, report it immediately so we can take action.
You can speak to us, or if you prefer, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and report 100% anonymously.
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Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)