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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

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Burglaries

Distraction burglaries are becoming more frequent in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough at the moment. Whittlesey is no exception and there have been  burglaries in our area recently. Our local police have already carried out a patrol of the area and more are planned. 

Some advice on how to help being a victim of distraction burglary is on this website at distraction burglary advice.  You can also find advice on home security here.

Here are some recent incidents:

  • The victim allowed a potential buyer to enter the address and use her toilet, the potential buyer left the victims home and the victim had realised there was £60 missing.
  • An attempted burglary during which a person tried to gain entry to a building using tools. Entry was not gained.
  • Four suspects offered to cut the victims tree’s and victim believes one of them has stolen £800 from the address as part of a distraction burglary.
  • Another distraction burglary occurred on Victory Avenue.  The victim was distracted by a male at the front door saying the guttering was leaking, upon returning indoors the victim realised money and belongings had been taken.

If you have any information about crimes or have seen something you are suspicious of, even if you are not certain, please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 or if a crime is in progress, or life is threatened, ring the emergency number 999.  If you prefer, you can use report a crime online which will guide you through reporting the crime to Cambridgeshire police.

Keep a Lookout

There has been a distraction burglary in Whittlesey

Between 18:30 & 19:30 on Tuesday 5th June 2018 a distraction burglary occurred on Victory Avenue.  An elderly female was distracted by a male at her front door saying her guttering was leaking, upon returning to her property she realised money and belongings had been taken.

If anyone has any information please get in contact. 

Cambridgeshire Policing 2018

Cambridgeshire Police Force has been re-organised to meet the changing needs of the public in our rapidly expanding county.

The increased complexity and  demands of modern policing had meant that the old ways of working were hampering the ability of the police to provde the public with the service required.

 The new way of working is based on the outcomes from an eighteen month Local Policing Review and will be victim-focused and demand-led. As part of the new model the force will gain 105 extra police officers. This will provide more frontline officers and be better placed to manage demand. The aim will be to ensure that the right people are in the right place and at the right time.They know they can't be everywhere, so they will prioritise those who are most vulnerable or in urgent need of police support. They will target and bring to justice, the most dangerous offenders.

The police will focus on the public and providing them with the best possible service. As a result of these changes, the police are confident that the public will benefit. 

 Cambridgeshire Policing 2018 plan

Click to download the new policing model for Cambridgeshire.

 

Police Impersonation Scam

The police are investigating a series of fraudulent incidents in our area.

In the past few weeks there have been a series of incidents where bogus police officers asked people for money. 

The incidents involve a man pretending to be a police officer calling the victim and telling them they were investigating criminal activity on the victim’s bank card, which was linked to an inside job at their Bank. 

The victims are asked to withdraw large amounts of cash and hand it over to a police officer, who would collect it from them with a code word. 

The bogus Police Officers are very persuasive and have managed to manipulate the elderly residents.

The suspect who collected the money is described as Asian, around 6’ to 6’6”, with brown hair. 

Detective Constable Louise Mann said: “Your bank and the police will never ask you to withdraw cash, reveal your PIN number or passwords or purchase high value goods that they will then collect from your home. 

“If you believe you have been a victim of fraud you should contact Action Fraud any time of the day or night using their online fraud reporting tool or by calling 0300 123 2040.” 

Anyone who has  information regarding these incidents should call police on 101 quoting CF0087850218 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

PCSO DAWN RAE
FENLAND PST

Whittlesey burglaries at five year low

There is a perception that crime is always worse than it used to be. In fact statistics show that crime in England and Wales is significantly lower than it was in 1995 and has continued to steadily reduce overall. In Whittlesey, incidents of burglary are now at a five year low.

In 2017 there were a reported fifty-six burglaries in the year, continuing the decreasing trend shown in the past five years. We should not be too complacent though, as in 2015 when figures went up before continuing downwards again. 

Burglaries in Whittlesey District

Burglaries are still happening, albeit at a relatively low number.. If you are a victim of burglary then it really doesn't matter how many other burglaries there were for you it is 100%. There are some steps you can take to make your home safer. Visit the Secured by Design web pages for more information or take a look at our home security pages..

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You can register with eCops, then you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail. The service is completely free and works alongside Neighbourhood Watch, to bring you messages about your local area.  It also allows you to feedback information to your local policing team, to help us police your neighbourhood effectively. 

Messages can include crime prevention advice, details of incidents and appeals for your help in reducing crime in the county. 

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