Police: Weekly bulletin

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Friday 10th of February 2012 – Thursday 16th of February 2012

 

In Your Area

 

I have to report that in the last week the following crime/crimes occurred in or near to your area.

 

 

Crime Reference WK/12/882 – Between the hours of 23:30 and 23:45 on Monday the 13th of February 2012 a vehicle parked in GREENVALE ROAD, KNAPHILL was broken into.

 

During this time the offender/offenders gained entry to the vehicle by smashing a window. They then managed to steal cash, a sat nav and some CD’s.

 

 

Crime Reference WK/12/940 – Between the hours of 19:30 and 19:55 on Thursday the 16th of February 2012 a vehicle parked in BAGSHOT ROAD, BROOKWOOD was broken into.

 

During this time the offender gained entry to the vehicle by smashing a window. They then managed to steal a laptop. A witness saw a white male, 6 foot in height, well built, short brown hair wearing all grey carry out this crime. The male then got into what is believed to be a blue Peugeot 306 and drove off towards Sainsbury’s.

 

 

Please do not leave any valuables in your vehicle and always lock it, even if you are only leaving it unattended for a few minutes. It only takes a few seconds for an offender to seize an opportunity.

 

 

If you feel that you have witnessed any incident that may relate to the above crime/crimes please call 101 quoting the relevant crime number.

 

 

Cold Calling

We have recently received a number of reports of companies contacting residents via telephone in order to sell them products. There is no explicit law against cold-calling by telephone as a means to market a service or product. However, there are rules in place about how companies can use this practice.

Please do not be bullied into buying something from a hard sale. You can reduce the number of telephone calls you receive from such companies by calling the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) – a free service which allows you to opt out of receiving unsolicited sales or marketing calls.

For more information on this service please call 0845 070 0707 or visit the TPS website at www.tpsonline.org.uk

 

Can you please circulate the details of the crimes to the members of your watch if you think it will be of value. Remember that if you have elderly or vulnerable residents in your road this information may frighten them so be careful how you deliver this message.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

Mark Saunders

Crime Prevention Design Advisor

Woking Borough

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Andy is a business systems and operations consultant for The Business Delicatessen and has helped the KRA over several years. He is former editor of the magazine and also runs Fat Crow Design.

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