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Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Report. Sunday 11th February 2018

Incidents of note from the last week...

Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Report. Sunday 11th February 2018

Hello all.

This is our latest report and prompt to see if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns for the Alcester Police North Safer Neighbourhood Team. Thank you to those that have contacted us this week.

Incidents of note:-


* *Suspicious Circumstances / Attempt theft of vehicle. Pub car park, Bromsgrove Road, Studley. Four men wearing hoodies and gloves seen to unlock and enter a secure car. It is believed they have then unsuccessfully tried to bump start it. The offenders have then relocked the vehicle and have left the area in a Ford Fiesta. 6.45pm Saturday 10th February. 0004 11/02/2018

* *Suspicious Circumstances. A4189, Outhill, Studley. Two vehicles seen to be driving slowly along the road. Both stopped suddenly and the occupants tried to stop a member of the public in a car following them. The member of the public drove off as it seemed suspicious. No offences disclosed. 5pm Saturday 10th February. 0287 10/02/2018


* *Burglary Residential. Garden Centre, Birmingham Road, Mappleborough Green. Offender(s) have cut their way through a brick wall in order to gain entry to centre. They have then tried to open a safe inside. Between 5th & 6th February. 0052 06/02/2018


* *Suspicious Circumstances. Gorgott Hill, Beoley. Small bright Red car seen parked in the road shining a bright light at one of the houses. Two people inside. The car eventually drove off towards the dual carriage way. No offences disclosed. 1am Sunday 11th February. 0025 11/02/2018

* *Burglary Residential. Gorgott Hill, Beoley. Garage broken into and items stolen including a Whacker plate and a generator. Overnight 7th & 8th February. 0052 08/02/2018


* *Suspicious Circumstances. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Near to Marina. Male and female in vehicle have driven down the lane and have asked where the Diesel was kept. 4pm Friday 9th February. 0393 09/02/2018


* *Suspicious Circumstances. Castle Close, Henley. Car seen to drive along the close slowly then stop by driveway to house. Two people got out of the car and walked up the drive. When challenged by a member of the public they got back into the car and drove off. Car described as a four door with a loud exhaust. 5.55am Saturday 10th February. 0202 10/02/2018

* *Suspicious Circumstances. Arden Road, Henley. White van seen acting suspiciously in the road. A male and female from the van were seen to knock on a few doors in the road. The caller did not recognise the van and thought that the behaviour of the occupants were suspicious. The last three letters of the registration number was 'FMG'. 10.45am Saturday 10th February. 0152 10/02/2018

* *Vehicle Crime. Arden Road, Henley. Handle and lock on boot of car damaged. Entry not gained. Overnight 8th & 9th February 2018. 0230 09/02/2018

* *Theft. High Street, Henley. Garage at premises broken into and various items stolen including cans of Guinness, bottles of wine, Bayonet, survival knife and a Japanese chopping blade. Between 4th & 5th February. 0116 05/02/2018

* *Theft. Riverside Gardens, Henley. Theft of milk from front of house. early morning of Thursday 25th January. Crime Number 23/3458/18


* *Suspicious Circumstances. Earlswood Common. Small white van with two men inside seen parked up on the road. Caller did not recognise them or know why they would be parked there. 11.40pm Monday 5th February. 0457 05/02/2018

* *Burglary Business. Garden Centre, Forshaw Heath Lane, Earlswood. Offender(s) have forced their way through the roof of the Centre and then through another wall inside to access room with safe. They have also broken into further units at the centre. 11.30pm Sunday 4th February. 0428 04/02/2018


* *Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Bates Lane, Tanworth. Secure Black Range Rover Sport stolen from driveway of house without key. 12.30am Sunday 11th February. 0009 11/02/2018

* *Vehicle Crime - Damage. Poolhead Lane, Tanworth. Side window of BMW smashed but entry not gained. Nothing stolen. Between 8th & 10th February. 0396 10/02/2018

* *Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Broad Lane, Tanworth. Secure White Range Rover Evoque stolen from pub car park without key. 3.30pm Saturday 10th February. 0252 10/02/2018

* *Vehicle Crime - Theft of. Penn Lane, Tanworth. Secure Toyota Avensis stolen with key. The key to the car had been taken during a previous burglary at the premises. 6pm Sunday 4th February. 0330 04/02/2018


Police appeal for witnesses after man injured in disturbance in Alcester - Police are appealing for witnesses after a disturbance in St. Nicholas Close, Alcester, left one man seriously injured. Detectives from Warwickshire Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident which happened at around 7.45pm Friday, 9 February and is believed to have involved several men and a woman. No arrests have been made. A man in his 30s was injured as a result and has been taken to hospital for treatment for a head injury which is not believed to be life threatening. Detective Inspector Tim Sharp said: "Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area and would appeal to anyone who witnessed the disturbance and or has any information which could help, to contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 357 of 9 February." Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the website<>


Found and Lost Dogs - There have been a few instances over the last week where dogs have been found or reported missing. We advise that dogs have collars and tags with contact details on just in case they escape and are caught by other members of the public or the Dog Warden. Obviously it's also important that they are micro-chipped so found dogs can be returned to their owners.

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Key less / Relay Car Crime - There has been an increase in the number of cars being stolen without the original key. There are a number of ways the security can be bypassed or replicated by criminals. One such way is known as keyless or relay theft. Offenders are stealing or purchasing relay amplifiers and relay transmitters and will then look for a suitable vehicle to steal. One criminal will stand by the target car with the relay transmitter, while a second waves a relay amplifier around the perimeter of the building where they think the key is. If the car key is close enough the amplifier will detect its signal, amplify it and send it to the transmitter. This transmitter then effectively becomes the key, and tricks the car into thinking the real key is nearby, whereupon the thieves are able to open the car, get in and drive away. The whole process can take as little as 60 seconds and can be completed in near silence. Here is some crime prevention advice:-

  • * Make sure the vehicle is locked in the first place. If possible use a secure garage or parking bay to store the vehicle out of sight.
  • * Keep keys secure and far away from the vehicle as possible.
  • * Put keys in a 'faraday pouch'. This will block the signal from the key to the car. If using a pouch, tin or RFID signal blocker, test it to make sure it works.
  • * Use steering wheel locks, parking posts and wheel clamps.
  • * Check with your manufacturer to see of the key fob can be turned off when not needed.
  • * Fit aftermarket electronic immobilisers and trackers.
  • * Use motion activated lights and CCTV to cover your car and building boundary.
  • * Report any suspicious activity in your area to police on 101.


Published 11/02/18