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Residential Burglary and other Crime Report 24 May 2021
Alert message sent 27/05/2021 18:04:00
Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police
Dear Surrey Heath members.
I am pleased to report that there appeared to be no reported burglaries (or attempted burglaries) to residential properties (including shed break-ins) over the last period (17 – 24 May 2021).
Last week I had a message in from one of our Surrey Heath members regarding the recent spate of ‘keyless’ car thefts and I thought I would reproduce it here;
“I'm not sure how generally this technology has been implemented but it might be useful for others to to know that the 'keyless' key for our new Mercedes (2020 model) can be turned Off when not in use. You simply click the 'lock' button twice, similar to double-locking the car and the key becomes inactive until you press any button again. I only found this out by reading the (very tedious) user manual for the car. Strangely, it was not something highlighted by Mercedes when we bought the vehicle. It would make more sense for these devices to turn themselves off when inactive for more than a short period. But if this feature is common then others may wish to know.”
A useful piece of information and a reminder for owners to read their car manuals. However as noted before, it’s always an idea to pop your ‘keyless’ keys into a specialist pouch or something that will create a Faraday Cage to block any signals just to be on the safe side.
To provide a further idea of the activities of the Surrey Heath Police team, there were 125 new incidents/occurrences being looked into during this period. A summary of these is given below along with some accompanying notes later;
Absconder/AWOL/Wanted (1), Assault On Police (1), Burglary Business & Community (2), Child Protection Incident (2), Concern For Safety (2), Coronavirus (1), Crime Other (9), Crime Public Order (6), Crime Vehicle (6), Criminal Damage (9), CSE Risk Management (1), Domestic Incident (9), Drug Seizure (1), Drugs (2), Drunk/Drug In Charge (2), Exposure (1), Family File (2), Fraud Vulnerable Victim (2), Hoax/Abandoned/MH Calls (1), Licence Recall Standard (1), Master Occurrence (1), Missing Person – Medium Risk (2), Neighbour Dispute (3), Not A Crime (1), Offensive Weapon (1), Out of Force Enquiries (2), Problem Solving (1), Public Order (3), RTC Serious Injury (1), Sexual Offence (1), Stalking / Harassment (5), Sudden Death Non Suspicious (3), Theft (15), Theft – of Catalytic Converter (3), Violent Crime Other (3), Violent Crime Public Place (5), Violent Domestic (1), Vulnerable Adult Incident (12).
Burglary Business & Community; man walked into store, checked whereabouts of staff, walked behind till and stole over £100 of trading cards (Camberley), shop window smashed to gain entry with various items stolen from within (Bagshot).
Crime Vehicle; glass smashed to wing mirror on vehicle (Camberley), attempted break in to Vivaro van causing damage to back door and lock, 3 white males wearing black hoodies fled in dark coloured vehicle (Bagshot), 3 males in balaclavas seen trying to gain entry to Ford Transit Connect van by drilling through door lock but been disturbed and made off in a BMW 320I (Bagshot), unknown implement used to force rear door to gain entry to white Mercedes panel van parked overnight at Premier Inn - damage caused but nothing taken (Bagshot), white van with blue writing stolen from outside home address overnight (Lightwater), vehicle stolen from roadside after being left SORN for a month (Camberley).
Criminal Damage; car has been keyed (Bagshot), damage to car where two small dents have caused damage to informants car (Chobham), damage to toilet door at the park (Camberley), damage caused to fence and gate of property (Lightwater), report of damage to fence in churchyard (Frimley).
Drug Seizure; attempted /importation of Class A drug (psilocybin aka magic mushrooms).
Drugs; male suspected of possession of cannabis (Camberley), very small amount of white powder found next to semiconscious drunk male – drugs taken for destruction (Frimley).
Drunk/Drug In Charge; female drink/drunk driver (Camberley), male provided positive specimen of saliva for cannabis (Camberley).
Exposure; male has exposed himself whilst in a vehicle going through the drive through - this has been seen by staff on the cctv camera (Camberley).
Fraud Vulnerable Victim; victim receiving unwanted phone calls from persons stating to be from the police and asking questions regarding finances (Camberley), victim has received a scam email that also includes threats to kill (Camberley).
Offensive Weapon; knife recovered from the bag of 13 year old after being involved in an altercation with security staff in shopping centre (Camberley).
Theft; suspect has picked up bank card from road in female's name and has keep hold of the card for a period of time and also seen trying vehicle door handles (Frimley), suspect male has sent Snapchat message advertising a jacket for sale which was stolen in a robbery the previous day (West End), theft of bank cards from purse at Pure Gym (Camberley), female shoplifter (Camberley), theft of bicycle (Carrera Fury grey with blue bits) from college grounds (Camberley), pickpocketing of phone inc credit cards from victim whilst shopping (Camberley), theft from shop (Camberley), suspect has stolen £100 from cash point when victim walked away leaving money behind in error (Camberley), theft of cigarettes and tobacco from Co-op store (Bagshot), theft of 2 bottles of beer from service station (Lightwater), car-wash staff have taken PS4 from vehicle whilst cleaning it - eventually returned item when challenged (Camberley), make off without payment for fuel (Camberley), theft of Suzuki GSX 1400 K2 motor bike (Camberley).
Theft Cat Convertor; catalytic converter taken off a Honda Jazz outside house in the evening by three males (Bagshot), catalytic converter theft from Ford Focus V TEC 1.6 parked in front of house (Bagshot), catalytic converter stolen from Honda Jazz late evening by 4 males (Bagshot).
As always, the local Neighbourhood Team are keen to receive information on all crime spotted or believed to have occurred as this can assist with ongoing enquiries, as well as helping to build up their wider intelligence picture.
If you believe you have any information relating to any of these or any other events then please call 101 or alternatively, you can use social media messaging or the online reporting system https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
And to assist in helping you protect your residential property and its contents please see the crime prevention advice here: https://www.surrey.police.uk/burglary
For information and advice regards Cybercrime and Fraud please visit cyberaware.gov.uk and www.actionfraud.police.uk
Kind regards and please stay safe and well.
Community Engagement Volunteer (Surrey Heath) Rob.Freeman@surrey.pnn.police.uk
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