RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of the theft of an electrical fence and power supply in Glaston Rd, Uppingham. This incident occurred between 14/07/2017 21:00 & 17/07/2017 09:00.
One report of the theft of a pedal cycle in Ashwell Rd, Oakham. The cycle was left unsecured in a back garden. This incident occurred between 18/07/2017 21:00 &19/07/2017 08:00.
Two reports of criminal damage to vehicles in Station Rd, Uppingham. In both incidents wing mirrors had been ripped off. These incidents occurred between 20/07/2017 20:00 & 21/07/2017 10:00.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in Newtown Crescent, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) gained entry to the vehicle by unknown means and property was taken. This incident occurred between 24/07/2017 00:40 & 24/07/2017 00:48.
Beat Surgery at the Holy Trinity Church, Teigh on 6th August between 09:00 & 10:00.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden village shop, Wakerley Road on 15th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 16th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 25th August between 10:00 & 11:00.
Oakham & Barleythorpe - We have been conducting high visibility patrols in Oakham recently but officers have also been abstracted to assist with our Patrol and Resolution Officers so we've not managed to spend as much time as we would have liked. PC Lloyd asked the public for assistance via social media and had some interesting responses and we would like to hear from more people who know drivers/riders of vehicles which are causing ASB on car parks etc.
Scam Alert - British Gas customers warned to beware of a phishing email asking for personal details to ‘unlock’ online accounts. The email asks the recipient to follow the links to update their data, warning that their details are out of date. But the email has been sent out to people who are not even customers of the energy and home services provider. The message reads: “In British Gas we take our customer’s security very seriously, we have strict security measures to protect your person information. “This includes following our security procedures (like checking your identity timely), encrypting all the data on our websites and confirm the validity for your registered details”. It then asks the recipients to follow a link that will allow them to update their details.
The scam above is similar to one targeting Vodafone and O2 customers, encouraging them to click on a link which downloads a virus that can steal your bank details.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.