Burbage Vehicle Crime and Action (Leicestershire Police)


You may be preparing for Christmas over the next week with presents around the home or in vehicles. Please be aware of potential criminal activity in the area. Do not leave gifts, valuables or tools in vehicles on view. Ensure your vehicle is locked even if you are just popping in the house for a couple of minutes. Be mindful of what someone walking past your house can see (presents, handbags, keys and wallets etc.)

We have received a report of suspects on Sapcote Road looking around vehicles. It appears they have stolen the catalytic converter and then smashed the back window when spotted by residents. We are completing investigations into the incident which happened on 16th December at around 23:00.

A delivery vehicle was stolen from Sapcote Road whilst the driver was delivering parcels. The vehicle has been recovered (not the parcels) by Police following some work and this incident is currently under investigation. The crime number is 21000731599 if you have any information. The incident happened at around 12:00 on 16th December.

We have had several incidents reported of thefts/attempt thefts of delivery vans in Burbage over the last month. If you are a delivery driver are know someone that is, please remind them NOT to leave keys in the ignition and ensure the vehicle is locked. This is a very easy target for criminals to drive away with potentially thousands of pounds worth of goods.

We are continuing with targeted patrols due to the recent rise in crime. Several premises/vehicle searches have been completed and a vehicle was seized (s165) on Sapcote Road. We have spoken to residents whilst completing patrols and delivered some crime prevention leaflets whilst out and about.

Theft of a 3ft Christmas tree from outside LOX hair and Beauty on Hinckley Road on 16th December at around 21:00. If you have any good facial images of the suspects please get in touch. The incident is currently being investigated. Darren.stretton@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk

Please see the attached leaflet regarding courier fraud. A fraudster may phone you claiming to be a Police officer or an official from your bank. They may sound genuine. The Police or your bank WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR PIN OR PASSWORD DETAILS. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/

Take care and be aware.

Darren 6035

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