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Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 3rd February 2019

Incidents of note from the last week:-

Alcester Police North SNT. Latest Weekly Report. Sunday 3rd February 2019

Hello all.

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

Incidents of note from the last week:-

STUDLEY

  • *Vehicle Crime. Riverside, Studley. Vehicle entered and items stolen including a Sat Nav and loose change. Morning of 29th January. 0254 29/01/2019. A man collecting scrap was spoken to by the householder at 9am the same morning.

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. High Street, Studley, Two men seen acting suspiciously in shop and then in nearby waste disposal bins. When challenged the men got into a Blue Renault Scenic with a registration number ending in 'KNZ'. Both men were described as being white European, wearing jogging bottoms, bobble hats and bomber style jackets. 3pm Tuesday 29th January. 0235 29/01/2019

  • *Drink Driver. Toms Town Lane, Studley. Motorcycle stopped in the Lane by police patrol. Rider failed the roadside breath test and was arrested. Enquiries ongoing. 5pm Monday 28th January. 0318 28/01/2019

  • *Damage. Green Close, Studley. Orange paint sprayed onto car. Two of its tyres also let down. Overnight 27th & 28th January. 0071 25/01/2019

WOOTTON WAWEN

  • *Vehicle Crime. Pennyford Lane, Wootton Wawen. Offenders have forced open gate to property and then have stolen an agricultural Quad Bike from the Barn. Multi coloured CF Moto CForce 550 Quad. Between 30th & 31st January. 0070 31/01/2019

  • *Theft. Salters Lane, Wootton Wawen. Wire fencing and energiser unit stolen from field. Reported, morning of 30th January. 0118 30/01/2019

  • *Burglary Residential. Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen. Offender have gained just enough entry to house to steal car keys. They have then used them to steal a grey Renault Laguna from the drive. Between 27th & 28th January. 0394 28/01/20219

HENLEY

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Glenhurst Road, Henley. Man going door to door selling items from a bag. He said he was part of a young offenders rehabilitation scheme. 10.20am Friday 1st February. 0102 01/02/2019

  • *Vehicle Crime. High Street, Henley. Vehicle entered and a sports bag stolen containing sportswear and rugby boots. Between 26th & 27th January. 0089 29/01/2019

EARSLWOOD

  • *Burglary Business. Forshaw Heath Lane, Earlswood. Offenders have climbed over fencing into the Nurseries and have then broken into a business on site. GHD Hair accessories have then been stolen. Overnight 2nd & 3rd February. 0078 03/02/2019

  • *Vehicle Crime. Malthouse Lane, Earlswood. Range Rover Sport stolen from driveway without keys. Three men in balaclavas seen at the time. 12.40am Tuesday 29th January. 0017 29/01/2019

TANWORTH

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Vicarage Hill, Tanworth. Two men from a white van seen hanging around the area. When asked what they were doing they said they were dropping leaflets off, but nothing was received. 7pm Monday 28th January. 0379 28/01/2019

CLAVERDON

  • *Suspicious Circumstances. Langley Road, Claverdon. Man going door to door selling items from a bag. He said that he was part of a young offenders rehabilitation scheme. 11.20am Friday 1st February. 0128 01/02/2019

  • *Vehicle Crime. Langley Road, Claverdon. Front and rear number plates stolen from car. Between 30th & 31st January. 0073 31/01/2019

HOCKLEY HEATH

  • *Theft. Salter Street, Hockley Heath. Up to 2000 litres of diesel oil stolen from tank. Between December 2018 and January 2019. 0170 30/01/2019

     

Beware of bogus traders - Bogus traders operating door-to-door will often take advantage of poor weather conditions to offer their services, including flooding and high winds, which may have caused damage to your property. Otherwise they may try and point out 'problems' that don't actually exist. Such traders can be extremely persuasive and elderly and vulnerable people are often targeted. Low prices are quoted, but as the work starts the price tends to increase. In most cases the work is done to a very poor standard, leaving the owner facing a second bill to have the work redone properly. They use a variety of sales pitches to get you to agree to having work done. These include suggesting that the property, if not repaired, will be dangerous and may cause additional problems to the structure of your home or putting a time restriction on the offer to hurry you into making a decision. The work will normally be done immediately, before the householder changes their mind, and very often any information provided by the workmen (names, addresses, telephone numbers) are false, making them very hard to trace. How to protect yourself from bogus traders:

 

  • •don't be forced into making a quick decision on the doorstep
  • •get at least three quotes from local reputable companies who have reputations to maintain, and if possible seek recommendations
  • •only deal with firms with genuine verifiable telephone numbers and addresses - beware of companies that only use mobile phone numbers and accommodation addresses
  • •anyone who signs a contract on the door step following a visit that was not arranged (unsolicited) does have 7 days in which to cancel it by law.
  • •all cancellation rights must be provided in writing to the customer at the time the contract is agreed, usually on the doorstep - it is an offence not to do so
  • •if you don't want to speak to the trader don't open your door to them - it can be hard to distinguish the good traders from the cowboys so it might be easier to keep the door closed
  • •do not allow uninvited callers into your home
  • •refuse to be taken to the bank to withdraw money - if you ever feel intimidated by them, close the door and call the police

 

Published 03/02/19