Here is a short update on some activity in Burbage over recent days.
Theft of a Ford Fiesta Titanium from Aldridge Road between 00:00 and 01:00 on the morning of the 9th of June. The vehicle is keyless but it is not currently clear if this was a keyless theft or if the vehicle was taken via other means. We are completing investigations but please get in touch if you have any information that may help us. Please also remember to get a steering lock, ensure you have both keys in an RFID key wallet if your vehicle is keyless and consider driveway bollards if possible.
With the current rising cost of used vehicles and parts, many types of vehicles may be a target for criminals. You can get a steering lock online for as little as £20 and we have the RFID key wallets at the office for £2 each. Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org
Following a report of a suspicious person, a suspect was stop searched on Brookside today at around 14:30. No further action was taken.
Please be mindful around types of crime such as distraction burglary where the suspect may keep you talking at the door or in your garden whilst someone else is in your home. This may also be when an unknown person tricks you into letting them into your home, this could be someone offering to complete work or sell you something.
This type of crime tends to happen during the warmer weather when people are more likely to leave doors or windows unlocked or open and not attended. We have suffered these incidents on occasions in Burbage over the past several years but luckily not too many. It is always worth thinking about though and ensure any elderly residents you may know are aware of this type of crime.
Targeted patrols in areas raised by residents. (Lucas Road garages and Sketchley Lane)
We have also been dealing with neighbour disputes, speaking to young people about the impact and consequences of assault and dealing with some Anti-social Beaviour.
A resident has been in touch with the below information that is very useful if you receive scam Emails or Text messages.
Email address to report scam emails to email@example.com They always confirm receipt too.
Report suspicious text message by forwarding it to 7726, this is FREE
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