This is a Witness Appeal and Crime Awareness / Prevention Alert for the below incident. This alert has been sent out to everyone within a 0.5 mile radius of the crime. Please take the time, to be aware of what crime prevention measures you can consider to keep your home and property secure.
Please don’t think this can’t happen to you, a large number of crimes are purely opportunistic – door/s open / unlocked, window open, items in view and or, easy reach. If you see anyone trying or house / garage door/s, or car door/s CALL 999 IMMEDIATELY – so we have a chance of catching the offenders, with any detail possible – clothing type / colours / direction of travel.
Mon 29th 20:00 hrs - Tues 30th 07:30 hrs. Theft of wallet from a vehicle CRUSADER ROAD, HEDGE END.
Entry gained into vehicle which was parked on front driveway. The vehicle has keyless entry and the aggrieved stated the keys were inside a bowl just by the front door. No damage, but the n/s front and n/s rear door were both ajar. Inside it has been completely ransacked, all compartments have been opened. Wallet which was inside the arm rest has been stolen. The wallet contained £200 cash, 2 bank cards and driving licence.
We are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Did you see or hear anything or anyone? Do you have any private CCTV, Dash Cam or Door Bell footage that may assist us?
If you have any information about this incident,
Please ring 101 – ref 44210118687. Or complete a form online https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS ALERT.
Or call anonymously to CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111.
Quick & Easy Ways to Reduce Your Chances of Being A Victim
Vehicles - Keep your car locked and remove all valuable property from your car, including any bags and coats. Pull your car handle to CHECK it’s locked. Thieves will break into cars for bags and coats, due to the possibility they may contain valuables. Thieves will search unlocked vehicles for ANYTHING - including, chargers, loose coins, sunglasses and keys.
Homes – Keep your doors locked and valuable property away from windows. Keep handbags away from the front door. Don’t leave keys, near the front door or in reach of the letterbox. Don’t leave windows open when you go out - even tiny windows can be used, to hook open another window. Install lighting which can be triggered by movement sensors. Consider CCTV.
Garages / Sheds – Fit strong locks and hardware to doors. Keep them locked and the valuable property inside secured to a fixed point. Install lighting which can be triggered by movement sensors.
Mopeds and Motorbikes – Please put your bike out of sight, if this is not possible, secure it with a thick chain and padlock to something solid.
Could you tell the Police, the makes / models / serial nos of your possessions, if they were stolen? Have you photographed your possessions without serial nos?
Log them all at – www.immobilise.com
Kind Regards, PCSO 12948 Mica Woodcock.