RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft from a vehicle in Barnsdale car park, Exton. Unknown person(s) have smashed window and taken property.
This incident occurred between 15/05/2018 15:00 & 15/05/2018 15:55.
One report of theft from an unsecured vehicle in Burley Rd Superstore, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have taken property. This incident occurred at 16:45 on 15/05/2018.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Derwent Drive, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have damaged nearside wing mirror. This incident occurred between 12/05/2018 18:00 & 13/05/2018 05:30.
One report of criminal damage to property in Oakham Rd, Ashwell. Unknown person(s) have broken a small window pane and a gate latch. This incident occurred between 15/05/2018 17:30 & 16/05/2018 10:30.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Grantham Lane, Empingham. Unknown person(s) have smashed window and taken property. This incident occurred between 19/05/2018 15:00 & 19/05/2018 15:30.
Beat Surgery at the Rutland Showground on 3rd June between 11:00 & 12:00.
Beat Surgery at the Buttercross on 27th June between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on Friday 29th June between 10:00 & 11:00
Beat Surgery at Hanson Cement Open Day, Ketton Sports fields on 30th June between 09:00 & 15:00.
Beat Surgery at Stretton Village Fete on 1st July between 12:00 & 13:00.
Oakham & Barleythorpe – Local Officers have been patrolling the main arterial routes in Rutland and we continue to use social media to release crime reduction information to the local public.
Rutland North/South – The current Neighbourhood priority is to concentrate on Burglaries, car crime, and theft. We will look to conduct regular targeted patrols utilising the ANPR camera. This is also the time of year where we start seeing an increase in shed breaks so can I ask you check your security re – locks and alarms on both sheds, garages and outbuildings. If your parish would like a property marking event to mark-up garden tools etc. let me know. We will continue to work closely with the local residents and will alert you as soon as crime is reported and ask that if anything suspicious is seen to report through 101.
Uppingham - As a beat team we have increased patrols along High Street West with the Rutland mobile ANPR vehicle, and have been part of a plain clothes policing operation involving unmarked vehicles (under the heading of Op Hexagon - targeting criminality) in Uppingham. We have seized one vehicle off the road for no TAX/MOT/Insurance and provided intel across the border to Northants Police in regards to vehicles involved in crime in Uppingham, that originate from their area. Work continues to target these offenders.
How to get your money back after a scam
I didn't authorise the payment - If there is a transaction on your card you know nothing about, then you can make a claim from your bank as an unauthorised transaction.
If you hand over your card to have a particular amount debited from it, and then you find more money has been taken without your permission, or a sum has been taken by someone else, you can make a claim for this extra amount.
The Payment Services Regulations 2009 and the Banking Conduct of Business rules place obligations on banks and building societies to provide a refund in these circumstances.
Make sure you report the unauthorised transaction as soon as you become aware of it.
If you respond to an email from fraudsters and send money, there is no mechanism to get the money back if it's a transaction you authorised.
You should be particularly careful of responding to emails that state you stand to gain a large sum of money but need to send money to release the funds.
If you choose to do so, there is nothing you can do to get the money back through your bank as this will be viewed as money you have willingly paid out.
More next week.
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.