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Bulletin 14   June 19th – July 8th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

We are asking people to be vigilant following an increase in distraction thefts involving expensive watches in Surrey.
A number of thefts and robberies have taken place, with fraudsters pretending they are collecting for charity, asking them to sign a petition or asking for sponsorship. On a number of occasions, the thieves have grabbed their victims or tried to hug or kiss them.
Thieves have got away with cash, jewellery and it appears that they have also been deliberately targeting people wearing Rolex or expensive watches, sometimes stealing these without the victim’s immediate knowledge.
The most recent incident being in Reigate. We have also had one in Godstone
If you have any information which could help, please direct message us or report online using webchat or our web form on our website, quoting crime reference number PR/45210065028. If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector


Our Area Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with since the last Bulletin and a Court result.

A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after stabbing a man in Oxted on New Year’s Eve last year (31 December 2020).
The boy was out with a large group of friends in Oxted town centre before the group made their way to Oxted train station in the early evening. The group were causing a nuisance in the area when a woman who lived nearby arrived at the station and started walking towards her home.
The group followed her and began shouting at her when her husband heard the commotion and came outside to help. As the man tried to speak to the group and understand what the commotion was about, one of the youths punched him to the face several times. Immediately after this, the defendant stabbed the man in the neck before he and the rest of the group ran away.
The couple sought medical help from the train station where staff were able to alert the police and ambulance service.
A large-scale search was quickly executed to find the group of youths who were identified using CCTV. During the search a knife, believed to be the weapon involved, was found nearby.
Officers identified the defendant as the person responsible for the stabbing, and after numerous attempts to locate him, he handed himself into a police station where he was arrested.
Despite a no comment interview the defendant, who was 16-years-old at the time of the incident, was charged with attempted murder after DNA lifted from the knife handle was found to be his.
The victim received hospital treatment for an eight inch laceration from his lower ear to his upper neck.
The boy was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court after pleading guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on Monday June 28th.
On November 12th and 13th last year there were a number of incidents in Lingfield after a catapult was used to cause criminal damage. A young person who has been charged with catapult offences from one of the incidents that occurred on 13th November 13th is due to appear in Court on July 14th.  

Three males who have been charged with poaching offences after an investigation into persons poaching in the Oxted/Titsey area on 29th January are due to appear in Court on July 30th.

On June 19th in Lingfield after a vehicle was stopped the male driver was found to be driving over the prescribed limit for alcohol and in possession of Class A drugs. He was arrested.

On June 20th in Warlingham a female was arrested after failing a roadside breath test, the car having been stopped because it had no MOT.

On June 25th in Whyteleafe a male driver was arrested after failing a roadside drug swipe.

On July 6th in Bletchingley a male driver was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

 If your area is NOT referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.


Surrey Police received multiple 999 calls on July 3rd regarding a large fight at the Spaghetti Tree restaurant on Limpsfield Road, Warlingham.  A private ticketed party that evening had been arranged where guests had purchased tickets for table service dinner and drinks outdoors.

Officers attended and four arrests were made and all remain in custody at this time:
• A 33 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and Affray
• A 35 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and Affray
• A 28 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of ABH and Affray
• A 27 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of ABH and Violent Disorder

We ask that any members of the public who may have information that can aid our investigations, but who have not yet spoken to police please contact us on 101 quoting ref PR45210070312


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Beacon Hill, Dormansland. Around 15.00 June 20th a crowbar was used to force entry to a garage and tools stolen (ref 45210065337).

Mount Pleasant Road, Lingfield. Between 05.40 and 05.50 June 23rd males entered a property under renovation and stole tools. As a result of CCTV images of the van they were using a number of males were subsequently arrested. One male has been charged with burglary, two others have been given bail conditions and enquiries continue (ref 45210065936).

Bowerland Lane, Lingfield. Overnight June 30th to July 1st a Quad Bike LJ14JFF TGB Blade was stolen from outside a property and power tools from a container (ref 4521—69210).

Vehicle Crime

Grove Road, Lingfield – Theft. Between June 19th and 21st index plates GP06NVO were stolen from a vehicle (ref 45210065255).

Newchapel Road, Lingfield – Theft. Around 21.20 June 28th whilst the driver of a delivery van was passing shopping items to the person he was delivering to a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone was stolen from the van (ref 45210068106).

Station Road, Lingfield – Theft. Between 07.30 and 14.30 June 30th the dead locks on a van were drilled out and tools stolen from inside (ref 45210068981).

Millers Lane, Outwood – Criminal Damage. Around 18.45 June 30th three men attended to test drive a car for sale. Whilst the victim was distracted one poured oil into the water coolant causing it to produce smoke. They subsequently began calling to purchase the car for much less than the asking price. The first male was described as Asian looking, mid 20’s, 5 foot 10 inches tall, athletic build, medium length dark hair, moustache. The second male was 6 foot tall, stocky-fat build, very short hair wearing chains and rings. The third male was tanned, 5 foot 7 inches tall, dark hair. The men arrived in a dark blue VW Passat with Romanian index plates (ref 45210069179).

Gayhouse Lane, Horne – Theft. Around 12.15 July b7th the window of a car was smashed and  a disabled badge and paperwork stolen (ref 45210071900).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

The Copse, South Nutfield. Overnight July 1st to 2nd a garage was broken into and two motor bikes were stolen together with the front wheel of another, a generator and a welder (ref 45210069699).

Burglary Business and Community

Church Lane, Bletchingley. Overnight July 1st to 2nd a Honda 4x4 ride on machine used to collect golf balls was stolen and driven off through a hole in a fence that was broken to gain access (ref 45210069786).
Vehicle Crime

Salisbury Road, Godstone - Theft. Overnight June 19th to 20th index plates YG10MGY were stolen from a car (ref 45210064663).

Selborne Square, Godstone - Theft. Between June 25th and 28th a grey Toyota Yaris index W633NAW was stolen (ref 452100

Barfields, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. Overnight June 26th the window of a car was smashed (ref 45210067211).

Lagham Road, South Godstone – Criminal Damage. Around 11.50 June 30th three hooded and masked men in a black Lexus RX with cloned index plates attempted to drill a hole in a van door but left as soon as they were spotted (ref 45210068819).

Lagham Road, South Godstone – Theft. Around 18.20 July 5th the victim’s Yamaha MT motorbike index RE16XUW that he was selling was test driven up and down the road a couple of times before the male drove off with it.

Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath – Theft. Around 17.00 July 4th a silver Peugeot Bipper index LL08XBN was stolen from a yard (ref 45210071964).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

West Hill, Oxted. Between 10.00 and 22.00 June 22nd after smashing a window to gain entry jewellery was stolen (ref 45210065671).

Granville Road, Oxted. Around 01.45 June 25th three suspects attempted to gain entry to a house and also attempted to start an unlocked car in the driveway (ref 45210066619).


Trevereux Hill, Limpsfield. Overnight June 29th to 30th a Kawasaki KLF 300 quad bike was stolen (ref 45210069391).

Vehicle Crime

Detillens Lane, Limpsfield – Theft. Around 10.05 July 21st the rear doors of a van were accessed and tools stolen. Two suspects in black hoodies left the scene on a white Peugeot (ref 45210054916).

Holland Road, Hurst Green – Theft. Around 19.00 June 21st a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45210065187).

Pains Hill, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. The doors of a van were forced open, damage caused to the ignition barrel but nothing stolen (ref 45210067795).

Barnetts Shaw, Oxted – Theft. Overnight June 18th to 19th a lawn mower was stolen from the back of a vehicle (ref 45210067644).

East Hill, Oxted – Theft. Around 13.00 the victim was approached in a supermarket carpark and asked directions to the nearest hospital. Whilst giving directions a second person gained entry to the victim’s car and stole a bank card from a handbag on the seat which was then used at an ATM and retail store. The male was described as white, tanned skin, Italian looking; height five foot eight inches, age late 40’s early 50’s, foreign accent, average size, rugged looking not clean shaven (ref 45210068211).

Central Way, Oxted – Theft. Around 11.10 June 30th two boxes were stolen from the rear of a van. The two males were described as white, wearing dark track suits and were driving in a black 4x4 (ref 45210069741). Immediately afterwards in Church Lane, Oxted cash, and a tool bag containing a wallet and bank cards were stolen from a van (ref 45210068755).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Macaulay Road, Caterham on The Hill. Between 00.00 and 07.00 July 1st the padlocks to four garages were cut but nothing was stolen. A Ford Mondeo is believed to have been used by the suspects (ref 45210069348).

Harestone Hill, Caterham. Between 14.00 and 18.00 June 30th the doors to two garages in a block of garages were forced open and assorted power tools and generators stolen (ref 45210069471).

Coldstream Road, Caterham on The Hill. Between 08.15 and 14.45 July 1st a black Carerra Subway 2 Hybrid bike was stolen after being chained to railings whilst the victim was at work (ref 45210069460).

Vehicle Crime
Greenwood Gardens, Caterham – Theft. Between 11.30 and 12.30 June 30th a hole was drilled in the door of a van in order to push out the lock and various power tools were stolen (ref 45210068779).

Essendene Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Around 14.50 July 5th a crowbar was used to gain access to a van but nothing was stolen. A suspect vehicle involved was a grey Ford Focus and the male was described as white, age 35 to 45, fat build, no facial hair wearing a bucket hat and light green tee shirt (ref 45210071017).


Patrols are being stepped up in Woldingham following reports that a schoolgirl was approached by a man outside Woodlea Primary School on July 6th.The incident happened in Long Hill around 8.35am and was reported to police after the girl told a teacher what had happened.
The man is described as in his 50s and was wearing a grey tracksuit.
Officers are carrying out further enquiries to establish what happened.
Anyone who saw a man matching the description above acting suspiciously in that area around that time, is asked to ring 101 a matter of urgency, quoting incident reference


Beech Farm Road, Warlingham. Around 11.00 June 29th a pedigree cocker spaniel which had been tagged was taken from a garden. The dog was handed in at a vet some 12 miles away later that day minus its collar but the vet was able to trace the owner once he had scanned the dog (ref 45210068502).

Vehicle Crime

Oakley Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 10.42 June 21st an unlocked van was accessed and a jet washer, blower and strimmer were stolen. A white car believed to be a Peugeot was used by the offenders (ref 45210064985). Around 11.50 July 5th an individual in a white balaclava carrying a crowbar was seen to exit a new black Mercedes and then tried to open the handles of a van but drove off when spotted by a passing member of the public (ref 45210070969).

Ridley Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 10.21 June 21st two males wearing balaclavas exited a white car probably a Peugeot and forced entry to a van before removing Dewalt tools (ref 45210065055).

Birch Way, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight June 20th to 21st the nearside door lock of a van was drilled and an untidy search made but nothing was stolen (ref 45210064994).

Searchwood Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between June 7th and 21st index plates EA59MYP were stolen from a car (ref 45210064879). Between 06.10 and 13.50 June 21st index plates HV51NVA were stolen (ref 45210065077). Between June 29th and July 6th index plates LG16ZTY were stolen from a car (ref 45210071326). A white Renault van was also broken into and tool boxes left discarded on the ground between similar dates (ref P21145281).

Leas Road, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight June 27th to 28th a blue Audi Q5 index SC62FNH was stolen from a driveway (ref 45210067781).

Tatsfield Approach Road, Tatsfield – Theft. Overnight June 22nd to 23rd after accessing a vehicle an expensive coffee maker and grinder were stolen (ref 45210065852).

Clarks Lane, Tatsfield – Theft. Between 11.30 and 14.30 June 28th the side door of a vehicle was opened and all the bags were removed from inside including a wallet, clothes, PPE and electronic equipment (ref 45210068147).

Butlers Dene Road, Woldingham – Theft. Around 10.45 June 30th whilst unloading items from the boot of a car the victim came out of the house and saw a male in black clothing running away down the drive with a handbag that had been in the boot. The offender was driven off in a black Lexus (ref 45210069162).
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