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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Tues 13th July 2021

Alert message sent 13/07/2021 12:36:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police


Vehicles fitted with a smart or passive key (a contactless key) are susceptible to a type of theft called “Relay Theft”.
 
 
 
Your vehicle is most vulnerable overnight, particularly if parked on your driveway or directly outside your home where most of these thefts occur.
 
 
How to prevent Relay Theft:
 
https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice/vehicle-crime/relay-theft
 
 
 
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Flower shop window broken in Dorking High Street overnight 11/07 – 12/07.
 
CCTV cameras should provide images of recognition quality and should be positioned in such a way that site lighting does not interfere with picture quality.
 
https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice/vehicle-crime/cctv-security-advice
 
 
 
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Burglary Alert: Balchin’s Lane Westcott 11/07/21. The back shed was broken into and garden power tools were stolen.
 
These are often targeted by thieves as an easy option and they hold valuable items that can be easily sold on i.e. items such as bikes, mowers, power tools, garden tools and sporting equipment such as golf clubs.
Research has shown that the average shed contents are valued between £1,500 and £5,000, making sheds easy pickings if insecure.
 
https://www.securedbydesign.com/guidance/crime-prevention-advice/garden-security/secure-sheds-outbuildings
 
 
 
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Burglary Alert:  South Holmwood 08/07 19:00 – 09/07/ 08:10 theft of navigation devices from tractors on farm. Under Investigation.
 
 
There’s a variety of things you can do to protect your property, land and livestock:
 
 
 
 
https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rc/rural-crime/rural-crime-prevention/
 
 
 
 
https://www.surrey.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/rc/rural-crime/heavy-machinery-theft-prevention/?fbclid=IwAR3KItp8wIVAK5ACxMp5h1Ng5STbsd3BbCSkXz3lVAuNXGafrzToiYYD9EI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A pension offer that sounds too good to be true? It probably is!
 
Flip the context and find out how to #BeScamSmart
 
 
http://fca.org.uk/scamsmart/how-avoid-pension-scams
 
 
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Three random words or #thinkrandom
 
You're probably aware that there’s a lot of guidance out there on what makes a good password — and it can be incredibly confusing. This blog post should help.
 
 
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/three-random-words-or-thinkrandom-0?fbclid=IwAR0wLHiOBQa4j8a0rYYdFDbOAzE93-UyoZwpH837S-k1niqx_QIu_WokADQ
 
 
 
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Cannabis candies or ‘edibles’ are illegal in the UK meaning they are unregulated.
 
 
 
Although they can look ‘safe’ through professional packaging, they can be very unsafe and cause serious health problems like panic attacks, psychosis and uncontrollable vomiting.
 
 
Anyone who is concerned about the health of someone that they believe may have taken these products is asked to call NHS 111 (999 in an emergency).
 
 
 
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Park smart in Mole Valley : if not it can have a big impact on people with sight and mobility difficulties and for children in pushchairs. #Bookham #communitymatters
 
 
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/.../parking-on-footways... /
 
 
 
https://www.surrey.police.uk/.../antiso.../nuisance-parking/
 
 
See attached photo:
 
 
 
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Your home is supposed to be a safe space and a refuge. But for victims of cuckooing, their home is no longer their own, but a place of danger and exploitation.
 
 
Cuckooing happens when criminals take over a vulnerable person’s home and use the property as a base for illegal activities such as drug dealing. It takes its name from cuckoos, who take over the nests of other birds. The most common form of cuckooing is where drugs dealers take over a person’s home and use it to store or distribute drugs.
 
 
We need members of the community to look out for their neighbours. Those at most risk of exploitation include older people, vulnerable adults, drug users, or those living on low income.
 
 
Signs to look out for:
 
 
- Lots of visitors, who don’t stay very long, arriving at all times of the day and night
 
 
- People waiting in cars outside particular properties, exchanging small packets or cash
 
 
- Lots of visitors bringing items such as TVs or bikes but leaving empty-handed
 
 
- Lone/vulnerable neighbours suddenly having groups of people living at their address
 
 
- Possible increase in anti-social behaviour, littering and drug use
 
 
 
Could this be happening up your street?
 
 
 
Don't let them nest in your neighbourhood. Suspect it? Report it:
 
 
https://www.surrey.police.uk/.../af/how-to-report-a-crime/
 
 
 
#SeeTheBiggerPicture
 
 
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Roads Policing Unit (RPU) Monday.
 
 
Vehicle seen on the wrong side of the dual carriageway in #Dorking.
 
 
Stopped using tactics to prevent a pursuit.
 
 
Driver tested positive for cannabis and cocaine and arrested.
 
 
Vehicle seized under Section 59 Police Reform Act.
 
 
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The theft of heavy machinery is a considerable problem and is sometimes the result of organised crime. There's a lot you can do to deter thieves and to get it back safely if it is.
 
 
 
https://www.surrey.police.uk/.../heavy-machinery-theft.../    100% anonymity
 
 
 
https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
 
 
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Message sent by
Andy Reid (Surrey Police, InTheKnow.Community Administrator, Mole Valley)
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