The September newsletter will cover:
- August Crime figures
- October Contact point dates
- Theft from van in Northcote/Haliburton Roads
- Northcote Road Bridge update
- Crime Prevention Team advice regarding car theft
CRIME DETAILS AUGUST 2018
Eugenia Venour, our Police Community Officer, has compiled the local crime details for us. Click here for details.
CONTACT POINTS OCTOBER 2018
Dates and times for October.
St Margaret’s Harris & Hoole Café
135 St Margaret’s Road, TW1 1RG
Tue 2 Oct 11am – 12noon
Wed 10 Oct 12noon – 1pm
Thu 18 Oct 11am – 12noon
Tue 23 Oct 12noon – 1pm
THEFT FROM VAN IN NORTHCOTE ROAD
A local resident reported their business vehicle (parked on the corner of Northcote/Haliburton Roads) was broken into on the night of 21st September and valuable equipment stolen. If you have any footage of this incident can you please contact me.
If you are a victim of any crime or witness any crime can you please report this to the Police and then email me. These records are important as they affect the level of policing in our area.
NORTHCOTE ROAD BRIDGE
New barriers are in place and the willow tree has been trimmed.
CRIME PREVENTION TEAM ADVICE
Protect yourself from Scams
Residents from St Margaret’s Ward have reported scams over the phone and email.
You can sign up to the Telephone Preference Services to prevent marketing phone calls.
H&M Revenue & Customs, claiming funds. Do not open any links. They may contain viruses.
Message from Sergeant Jackson, Crime Prevention Team
An elderly male contacted me as he was phoned by a bogus police officer saying his bank account had been hacked by bank staff. The bogus police officer requested the male withdraw £3,800 from his bank, which he did. When he arrived home he remembered a scam presentation I gave so he contacted me. I dispatched officers immediately to his house as the bogus officer was on his way to collect the cash. The male was seen by police and both he and his cash are safe. Close call but the scam prevention DVD’s work.
Please click here to view Richmond Metropolitan Office’s Bogus Police Phone Scam
Theft of BMW vehicles
Last month, a BMW was stolen from Pomeroy Close. The vehicle was located and recovered by using a trucking devise.
This month, two BMW were taken from Whitton Road and St Georges Road. Please see below some info and advice:
To reduce the chances of becoming a victim of keyless vehicle theft, please consider:
- Using a steering wheel lock or gearstick lock in addition to the vehicle’s own security.
- Purchasing a tracking device, to increase the chances of the vehicle being traced if it is stolen.
- For advice on recommended security devices:
Please click here for information on Keyless Theft of Motor Vehicles and
here for Programming a Key (BMW Method)