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Weekly Policing - plus pickpocket warning

Posted: 28/11/2017

This is a message sent via eCops. This information has been sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Message sent by Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)

Good Afternoon, Fenstanton District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 21st to 27th November:

London Road, St Ives – Police are investigating a ‘road rage’ incident that happened near the roundabout on London Road, St Ives, at midday on Sunday 26th November, in which a motor-cyclist is alleged to have kicked the door of a silver Ford car, causing a dent the size of a boot in the panel. (Ref CF0684951117)

Apple Tree Close, Fenstanton – A house on Apple Tree Close, Fenstanton, was entered and burgled on Sunday 26th November at some time between 10:00 am and 10:00 pm whilst the owners were out. The house was locked and secure when it was left, but the owners returned in the evening to find both the front door and rear French doors unlocked, and that thieves had stolen items of jewellery and personal documents. House-to-house enquiries are underway and the investigation is continuing. (Ref CF0686101117)

Low Road, Fenstanton – Thieves removed and stole the front and back number plates from a VW van left parked on the forecourt of a garage on Low Road, Fenstanton, at some time between Saturday afternoon, 25th, and Monday morning, 27th November. No other damage was caused to the van. (Ref CF0686381117)

A14 Eastbound Fenstanton – Police were called to a collision between a car and a van on the eastbound A14 at 8:45 am on Monday 27th November. Slight injuries to the occupants of one vehicle were recorded, but recovery services were not required. (Ref CC-27112017-0073)

And Finally ….. A Reminder About Thieves and Pick-Pockets

Police received several reports of pick-pockets operating in St Ives last week.

Thieves like to target the elderly and vulnerable, often women who keep their purses in handbags or shoulder bags whilst they are out shopping. But anyone may become a victim, especially at this time of year, during the run-up to Christmas when shops, pubs and public places are busy and crowded with people.

Police have issued the following advice about how to reduce your chances of becoming a victim:

• use a bag that can be closed properly so that it’s difficult for someone to open it and reach in

• wear bags across your body rather than over your shoulder

• avoid tucking your bag under your chair or table where someone can easily grab it

• consider using a lanyard which attaches your phone or purse/wallet to your bag or clothes – or even use something that makes a noise, such as budgie-bells

• keep your purse or wallet at the bottom of your bag

• avoid putting valuables such as phones, wallets or purses in your back pocket

• NEVER write down your bank-card PIN number, and NEVER EVER keep a written record of it in your purse or wallet

• Register your property with Immobilise, the UK National Property Register so that if your belongings are lost or stolen, there’s a better chance of them being returned to you – visit their website at: https://www.immobilise.com


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