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Bulletin 17   August 5th – August 18th 2021

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

A word of warning if you decide to venture out for a walk a little further from home and to visit some of the woodland areas around Tandridge whilst the weather is good.  
Every year we have many instances of parked vehicles, in woodland areas in particular, being broken into and handbags or other items that are visible inside the vehicle being stolen.

Please secrete such items before leaving the vehicle. Check before you place items in the boot that other people are not hanging around in the vicinity or sitting in a car close by as they may be watching to see what is being placed in the boot. The boots of many cars can be accessed from inside the car if entry is gained that way and therefore it is worth considering whether you should be leaving valuable items in the boot at all whilst leaving your vehicle unattended in car parks that are in an isolated area.

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.

On August 5th in Tatsfield four males were arrested after being seen loading and handling items identified as stolen car parts.

On August 15th after being seen to be driving erratically in Caterham on The Hill a male driver was arrested and subsequently charged after failing to produce a sample of breath in accordance with drink driving procedure.

Just before midnight August 18th in Dormansland a female was arrested after failing a breath test following a road traffic collision.

From our Tandridge Beat Facebook page: On August 12th the Tandridge Safer Neighbourhoods Team teamed up with the Eastern Divisional Support Unit (DSU) to execute a drugs warrant in Whyteleafe.

Officers decided to try their hands at a bit of gardening after finding around 20 plants, believed to be cannabis, growing in an upstairs bedroom. The plants were seized and taken away to be disposed of. If the occupants of the address want to get in touch about their prized plant collection, please feel free to contact Surrey Police and we’ll be more than happy to have a chat.

If anyone has any information relating to drug activity, please report online or call 101 and together we can make our community safe.

 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.


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Chellows Lane, Crowhurst. Between August 5th and 7th the unlocked door of a shed was opened and a number of power tools stolen. CCTV indicates a small white van with its index plate covered by a T shirt coming up the lane about 15.30 August 5th (ref 45210083616).

Millers Lane, Outwood. Around 23.15 August 10th four unknown males walked around a house trying door handles before being scared off by the residents of the property who turned lights on (ref 45210084892).

Rookery Hill, Outwood. Around 23.40 August 10th after jumping two gates to get to a garage behind a house the garage lock was broken triggering an alarm. The victim shouted at three suspects from a window who ran off jumping into a silver coloured Vauxhall small coupe (ref 45210084870).

The Approach, Dormans Park. Around 02.30 August 9th a shed was broken into and concrete wrecking bar stolen .Two males were challenged by the victim as they were attempting to break into a garage but fled when all the security lights came on (ref 45210085609).

Woodcock Hill, Felbridge. Around 12.14 August 14th the back door of a property was forced open and after an untidy search and watches, jewellery and alcohol stolen (ref 45210086278).

Criminal Damage

Churchill Road, Smallfield. Around 22.00 August 11th a projectile was thrown at a first floor window causing damage in two places (ref 45210085232).

Vehicle Crime

Plough Road and High Street, Dormansland – Criminal Damage. Between 03.00 and 04.15 August 8th two individuals on a moped with no index displayed caused damage to 12 separate vehicles many of which consisted of puncture type holes to the doors and sides of the vehicles (ref 45210084136).

Dwelly Lane, Edenbridge – Theft. Between 10.30 and 11.00 August 13th an unsecured van was entered whilst the victim was working nearby and a wallet and lap top stolen (ref 45210087520).

Redehall Road, Smallfield – Theft. Just after midnight July 19th a white VW Caddy van index GJ61KMX was stolen (ref P21178464).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Thepps Close, South Nutfield. Between August 11th and 18th an unsecured greenhouse was entered and a Mansfield lawn mower and gardening gloves were stolen (ref 45210087441).

Criminal Damage

High Street, Nutfield. Around 23.30 August 6th a suspect was disturbed as the lock of a motorcycle was being cut off and three males ran off (ref 45210083542).

Merebank Close, Godstone. Around 02.30 August 11th two males on a quadbike drove at a gate to a private road causing damage (ref 45210084925). A TGB Target 600 quad bike index AF21FCX was stolen from within the estate (ref 45210085005).

Vehicle Crime

Church Lane, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. Around 13.30 August 5th damage was caused to the trim of a vehicle by a male suspect who attempted to gain entry. The suspect ran off when spotted and jumped into a dark grey Audi being driven by another male. All wore dark clothing and black balaclavas (ref 45210083033).

Warwick Wold Road, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. Around 00.45 August 11th the victim stopped in a lane to allow a van to overtake. The vehicle pulled up alongside and the rear window of the victim’s car was smashed (ref 45210084895).

Hickmans Close, Godstone – Theft. Between 14.00 August 4th and 16.30 August 5th index plate J5TFE was stolen from a car (ref 45210083013).

Coopers Hill Road, Nutfield – Theft. Between 12.00 August 11th and 11.15 August 12th a silver Suzuki Jimny index EK05NME was stolen (ref 45210085386).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Hazelwood Road, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Around 03.30 August 5th two suspects were disturbed trying to break into two garages. Padlocks were damaged but nothing stolen (ref 45210082480/82485).

Woodhurst Lane, Oxted. Around 04.26 August 10th after entering a house through an insecure door, car keys and a car were stolen. The car was fitted with a Tracker and subsequently found in the Mitcham area (ref 45210084497).

Burglary Business and Community

Station Road East, Oxted.  Overnight August 9th to 10th the rear door of a shop was damage after a failed attempt to gain entry (ref 45210084616).

Criminal Damage

Coltsfoot Lane, Hurst Green. Between 10.45 and 12.05 August 10th a security light was ripped of the wall of a house and the lead taken (ref 45210084709).

Coldshott, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Between August 11th and 13th two tyres on a car were slashed (ref 45210086068).

Master Close, Oxted. Around 22.00 August 11th an air rifle or catapult was used to fire a ball bearing at a house causing the window to smash (ref 4520085330).

Hoskins Road, Oxted. Around 18.05 August 11th four teenagers were seen smashing windows of an empty building (ref 45210085578).

Vehicle Crime

High Street, Limpsfield – Theft. Between 12.00 August 11th and 11.00 August 12th index plates GF07WTC were stolen from a car (ref 45210085420).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Buxton Lane, Caterham on The Hill. Around 12.25 August 11th a suspect was seen to walk up to a house, climb onto a ground floor window ledge, pull himself up onto the porch roof and attempt to open a first floor window. He was described as an Asian male with a black face covering on, A silver Toyota 4x4 was seen to drive slowly past the location with an number of occupants all wearing face masks (ref 45210085038).

Stanstead Road, Caterham. Between 16.03 and 17.20 August 16th a rock was used to smash a window and thereby gain entry to a house where an untidy search was undertaken. Two male suspects were then disturbed by the victim who returned home whilst they were in the house. One male was described as white, slight tan, shaven head, clear complexion, no facial hair and muscular build. He was wearing dark clothing and spoke with an Eastern European accent. A number of high value items were taken (ref 45210086912).

Burglary Business and Community

High Street, Caterham on The Hill. Around 03.25 August 17th the lower door panel of a shop was forced open and cigarettes stolen (ref 45210087064).

Vehicle Crime

Coulsdon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Between July31st and August 7th index plates LJ21KXR were stolen from a car (ref 45210083862).

Buxton Lane, Caterham on The Hill – Theft. Around 12.04 August 10th multiple tools were stolen from a van by two men wearing dark clothing and balaclavas. They jumped out of a black 4x4 Lexus being driven by a person wearing a black balaclava (ref 45210084623).

Chaldon Road, Caterham on The Hill – Criminal Damage. Overnight August 16th to 17th a car was damaged along the side door by means of a deep scratch (ref 45210087259).

Godstone Road, Whyteleafe – Theft. Overnight August 7th to 8th index plates BRZ4116 were stolen from a car (ref 45210083953).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Farleigh Road, Warlingham. Between August 3rd and 5th a house was entered after a rear double glazed window was smashed. Following an untidy search items of jewellery were stolen (ref 45210083274).

Westview Road, Warlingham. Around 22.35 August 10th a CCTV camera at a house triggered an alarm on the victim’s phone which then showed a suspect trying the front door handle. Three suspects ran away but one was arrested shortly afterwards. Despite a search by police dogs and the police helicopter the other two suspects escaped. One suspect was described as a six foot tall white male of heavy build and wearing a dark coloured tracksuit, grey trainers, and white socks with a man bag. He had a distinctive walk with purpose and toes pointing out (ref 45210084856).

Crewes Lane, Warlingham. Sometime over the past two weeks prior to August 14th the window of a house was damaged in what appears to have been a failed burglary attempt (ref 45210086325).

Homefield Road, Warlingham. Around 12.40 August 17th a house was entered via a rear ground floor window. After the alarm sounded and a neighbour came to investigate two male suspects made off one wearing a red top/jumper and the other a black top/jumper (ref 45210087199).

Vehicle Crime

Farleigh Road, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Around 19.55 August 10th stones were thrown at a vehicle causing damage (ref 45210084897).

Court Farm Road, Warlingham – Theft. Around 04.00 August 15th a car was accessed by unknown means and a set of golf clubs stolen (ref 45210086437).

Chelsham Road, Warlingham – Theft. Overnight August 16th to 17th index plates LD57YFR were stolen from a car (ref 45210087259).

Tydcombe Road, Warlingham. Around 11.56 August 17th three males wearing balaclavas got out of a black Lexus and approached a van parked in the drive but when challenged by the owner left abruptly (ref 45210087295).

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