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Greatham - Theft From Vehicle

Alert message sent 13/03/2018 20:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Resident,

Please be aware that we have had a recent break in to a van in the Wolfmere Lane area of Greatham. The incident occurred between the following times - 16:00hrs - Monday 12th March and 08:50hrs on Tuesday 13th March. On this occasion the driver's door was forced open and several high valued tools were stolen.

At this time no suspects have been identified.

If you have any CCTV around the area please can you check it for any suspicious people or vehicles seen during the times stated.
If you saw anything suspicious or have any information, please call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or Crime Stoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555111 and quote reference number 44180094341.  

Regards, John.


Please follow our crime prevention for vehicle safety below -  

  • Park your vehicle in a secure area (in a garage or behind locked gates, if possible).
  • If you can’t, park in a well-lit street in easy view of your own or neighbours’ houses.
  • Install CCTV - covering the vehicle.
  • Where possible, remove valuable items from the vehicle overnight and store them in a secure place.
  • Do not leave tools or equipment on view inside the vehicle.
  • Consider fitting an appropriate alarm system, protecting the cabin and load areas.
  • Apply a security marking product to power tools and equipment (further details available on request). Alternatively, etch or emboss identifiable marks to these items.
  • Consider installing secure storage containers or lockers in the van to store tools in.
  • Ensure that the van doors are securely lockable and consider having suitable deadlocks installed.
  • Make sure to physically check that the van doors and windows are locked if you have used the remote to lock the vehicle, even if the feedback indicates the van as locked.
  • When visiting businesses, try to park close to the entrance and preferably in the view of CCTV
  • Log your property for free at
  • Trade Vehicle Locks website -


Message sent by
John Payne (Police, PCSO, East Ha)

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