Residents are being asked to be extra vigilent after 3 robberies have occurred in the past 8 days in Ellison Road and Tankerville Road. Police are not currently linking the incidents but in all 3 cases the offenders have been 2 young black males. The most recent happened on Thursday 14th October in Ellison Road whereby the victim had been followed by their attackers from the Railway Public House. Initially one Offender approached the Victim and asked for the time. On the incident on 6th October the Victim was first approached and asked if they had a smoke having also been followed. If you think you're being followed call the Police on 999. If you don't have a phone, then try and ask another member of the public to call the Police on your behalf.

Burglary - Northanger Road

October 15, 2010 17:50
A burglary occurred to a ground floor flat in Northanger Road in the late afternoon of Thursday 14th October 2010. Entry was gained by breaking a window to the rear of the premises. A black male with a blue hooded top and been seen by a neighbour loitering in the rear garden. Please call the Police on 999 if you see anything suspicious - if you see strangers hanging around a house or street corner with no purpose. Also try and fortify the access to the rear of your property as best you can. If you would like to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team about Crime Prevention then please call us on 020-8721-2628.

Haloween Trick or Treat

October 15, 2010 12:29
Dear members To assist combat Anti-Social behaviour around trick or treating Lambeth Life, a local free paper, will have a full page poster for those who don't want people knocking on their door to put up on display. Regards Lambetn Safer Neighbourhoods Team

Burglary - Buckleigh Road

October 09, 2010 00:46
Overnight on Tuesday 5th to Wednesday 6th October 2010 a burgalry occurred in Buckleigh Road - entry appears to have been made through an insecure window - a car and laptop and other valuables were stolen. Most burglaries occur due to an insecurity - Residents are reminded that they lock all doors and ground floor windows or windows that can be easily reached before going to bed. Make sure you take the keys out of locks as some Burglars use tools that can manipulate locks if the keys are in the locks. Your local Police Team are trying to create a New Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Kempshott Road and Buckleigh Road - if you are interested in joining please call us on 020-8721-2628 or e-mail us on You can register your identifable property on or if you want advice on how to mark your property contact us again on the same details as above.

Attempt Burglary - Streatham Common South

October 09, 2010 00:24
An attempt burglary occurred in Streatham Common South on Monday 4th October 2010 at approximately 11am - the premises was alarmed and it seems the activation scared the offender and so nothing was stolen. Entry was gained by breaking a window at the rear of the premises using garden tools left out by the residents. Residents are asked to be extra cautious and to ensure gardening equipment is locked away. If you have gates on the front of your property, please make sure you shut them. Leaving your gates open invites access and suggests if no car can be seen that you are out. Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team are trying to create a new Neighbourhood Watch in the area encompassed by Streatham Common South, Strathbrook Road and Covington Way - if you are interested in becoming a member of the watch please call us on 020-8721-2628 or e-mail us on

Alert from Lambeth Business Against Crime

October 08, 2010 13:42
Stores in Lambeth have been hit with losses of £300 after being targeted by a criminal gang. The gang are buying gift cards in stores using signature only debit / credit cards. These debit and credit cards are all stolen or cloned and the value of purchases are low level in order to prevent detection. Stores are now only accepting Chip & Pin or cash for the purchase of gift cards. The same gang has also targeted Crystal Palace, Tooting and Sydenham among others. Please be aware. Any information you may have please forward to Lambeth Business Crime Reduction Director on 07818083388 or email Please note that under the Disability Discrimination Act these signature only cards are often provided to those with memory disability. Care and caution is advised when refusing. Stephen E. Govier, LLB (Hons), MA. Business Crime Reduction Director Lambeth Business Against Crime 306a, Streatham High Road London, SW16 6HG 07818083388 Criminal Justice Secure Email :

Rogue traders operating in Lambeth South

October 01, 2010 11:32
Local residents are advised that a group of rogue traders are attempting to gain business in the area, these builders are charging extortionate amounts of money to do minimal amounts of work. The workers are not licensed or commissioned and do not carry the necessary documentation, or give invoices. Please query the legitimacy of anyone who attempts to carry out work in your home. These rogue builders often prey on the elderly and vulnerable, please look out for local residents that you know who may be prone to the efforts of such rogue traders. Ensure your builders are qualified genuine tradesmen!
On Thursday 3Oth September 2010 local Safer Neighbourhood Officers stopped a male in Streatham High Road - a friend of the male approached the Officers and repeatedly swore at the Officers and passing pedestrians - this second male was subsequently arrested and later charged for using abusive and insulting words within the hearing of a person likely to be caused alarm under S5 Public Order Act 1986. He was bailed to appear at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court on the 7th October 2010. Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team have been tasked by the local public to deal with all forms of Anti-Social Behaviour in a robust manner.

Cyclist given FPN in Streatham High Road

September 30, 2010 18:03
On Thursday 30th September an adult male cyclist was given a £30 ticket for cycling on the pavement by Ryan Court on Streatham High Road. Local residents have complained about this type of behaviour and so your local Safer Neighbourhood Team are taking action against Offenders. Cyclists are permitted to ride in bus lanes and along the designated cycle lanes - they are reminded that riding with out lights at night and riding on the pavement is an offence for which Officers can issue a £30 fine or report them to attend Court.

Update, Information and dates for your diary

September 30, 2010 15:25
Theft of Number Plates The theft of vehicle number plates continues to be an ongoing problem in the ward. Recently there have been reported thefts in Glencairn Road and Ellison Road. Residents are reminded to ensure they firmly fix their plates to their cars with good resin glue or tamper proof screws. Robbery In light of the recent spate of robberies targeting school children around Streatham Common, we have increased our Police presence. This appears to have been successful with only one robbery reported in recent days in Baldry Gardens. Personal Safety Police are urging residents to be careful not have their valuables on display and to not use phones near busy areas like transport hubs. Be aware of what is going on around you. If you ever think you are being followed call 999. If your mobile phone is not registered with your network provider you should register it on the website or phone 08701-123-123. Always keep the IMEI number for your mobile phone in a safe place. If you don’t know your number you can find this on the packaging the phone comes in, or is found usually inside the phone behind where the battery is fitted. If you dial *#06# the number will be displayed. This number will help Police find your phone if it is stolen or missing and will allow us to return it to you. Burglary There have been 3 burglaries in Streatham Vale, two of these in Fieldend Road. All the burglaries appear to have been opportunistic, whereby residents are going to bed without locking their front doors or are at home during the day and have left rooms unoccupied with the windows open. Residents are reminded to ensure they properly lock their doors and windows - including Porch doors. If you have gates on the perimeter of your property - make sure you close them whether you are in or out. Dog Fighting Residents in the Vale are saying that dog fighting is becoming a problem. If you see a dog attack another person or another animal please report the incident to us. We work closely with the Council's Animal Welfare Officer and Status Dog Unit and can enforce owners to muzzle their dogs when in public by way of a Court Order. Please note the following dates: On the 7th October we will be having a Street Surgery in Mantlett Close from 5:30-7pm. On the 8th October we will be at the Co-Op in Streatham Vale from 8-9pm. On 15th October you can find us at Sainsbury's Café from 2-3pm. Come and have a moan - we are all really nice and would welcome your thoughts. Sergeant 122LX Mark Brindley

Secure you homes

September 29, 2010 13:26
Please see the attached document regarding a spate of letterbox burglaries specifically targeting uPVC doors.

Attempt Robbery - Streatham Common

September 28, 2010 20:19
Police are seeking witnesses and assistance from the Public to identify 2 youths who attempted to rob a another school boy on Streatham Common at approximately 1550 Hours (3:50pm) on Tuesday 28th September 2010. The Victim had just left some friends and was walking alone when two older youths approached him asking for his phone and money. Fortunately they walked away leaving the Victim unharmed after he truthfully told them he had nothing of value. The incident happened where the footpaths meet adjacent to Streatham Common South and Copley Park Road. Both suspects were aged approximately 13-14 years, were white skinned and about 5'5" in height. One suspect had short black hair and wore a black blazer - believed to form part of a school uniform and carried a black ruc-sac. The other male wore a grey hoodie with a red top beneath and possibly grey jogging bottoms. This male had short ginger/blonde hair. If you have any information please call the Police on 0300-123-1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111

Drugs Warning in Bates Crescent

September 24, 2010 20:21
Local Officers stopped a group of black males aged between 16 - 23 years on the evening of Wednesday 23rd September outside 1 Bates Crescent - they were searched under S23 Misuse of Drugs Act - herbal cannabis was found on one male and he received a Police warning. Local residents are reminded to report all such incidents to the Police who will also liaise with local Housing Associations to take action against residents who are repeatedly disrespectful towards their neighbours. Residents can remain anonymous when they call Police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Burglary in Fieldend Road

September 24, 2010 20:10
A house in Fieldend Road was burgled at some point between midday and 1pm on Thursday 23rd September. The occupier had left the windows to the front of the property open, but the blinds were down. They had left a laptop on the table near the window - at some point an unknown person reached through the insecure window and stole the laptop. Police are seeking witnesses and are also reminding local residents to not leave ground floor windows open when you are not occupying the room.

Robbery near Streatham Common

September 24, 2010 13:23
On Monday 20th September a school boy was robbed of his mobile phone. It appears he may have been followed across Streatham Common having got off the bus by Streatham Common North. The victim then walked down Covington Way before turning into Baldry Gardens. The suspect approached the boy and asked for the time, when they got their mobile phone out, the boy was threatened with violence if he did not hand the phone over. Fortunately his Father managed to later retrieve the phone from the Offender. The suspect was a black male aged approximately 16 years and about 5'9" to 5'10" in height - he was wearing a black puffa style jacket and had a hooded top. Police are urging residents to try and not have their valuables on display and to not use your phone near a train station or bus stop - wait until you are further away from transport hubs. Be aware of what is going on around you. If you ever think you are being followed call 999. If your mobile phone is not registered with your network provider you should register it on the website or phone 08701-123-123. Always keep the IMEI number for your mobile phone in a safe place - this can be found on the packaging the phone comes in and is also found usually inside the phone behind where the battery is fitted. This number will help Police find your phone if it is stolen or goes missing and will allow us to return it to you.

Vehicle Tampering

September 24, 2010 12:50
A resident in Heybridge Avenue has reported to Police that during the night of Wednesday 22nd September through to Thursday 23rd September somebody had removed the tarpaulin off his motor bike. They were unable to remove the motor bike. Police are asking residents to be extra vigilent.

Come and meet your local Police Team

September 23, 2010 00:02
Come and meet us and discuus the issues that matter to you: What: Drop-in surgery When: 30/09/2010 - 12:00 - 13:00 Where: The Rookery Cafe, Streatham Common What: Street briefing When: 08/10/2010 - 20:00 - 21:00 Where: The Co-Op, Streatham Vale, B272 What: Drop-in surgery When: 15/10/2010 - 14:00 - 15:00 Where: Sainsbury's Cafe, 480 Streatham High Road, opposite Streatham Common What: Street briefing When: 20/10/2010 - 18:00 - 19:00 Where: CO-OP, Streatham Vale, B272

Number Plate Theft

September 17, 2010 12:00
On the 15th September 2010, a vehicle parked in Ellison Road had its front and rear number plates stolen. Police want to remind residents that number plate theft accounts for approximately a fifth of all vehicle crime in the ward. You can reduce the chances of becoming a victim by buying tamperproof screws or using a strong builder's adhesive to stick the registration plates firmly to your car. The cost of doing this is only a few pounds and this prevents the hassle and dearer expense of purchasing new registration plates.

Robbery in Penistone Road

September 16, 2010 18:01
At approximately 11pm (2300 hours) on Wednesday 15th September 2010, a male was robbed while he sat in his car in Penistone Road which is off Streatham High Road near to Streatham Common. The descriptions of the suspects were: SUSPECT1: A Black Male, 20-25yrs old, 5ft 11” tall, medium build, London accent. Wearing a Blue hooded jacket with a ‘Horse’ logo on the Left side of chest. SUSPECT2: A Black Male, 20-25yrs old, 5ft 11” tall, medium build, London accent. Wearing a Cream coloured hooded top. Police are appealing for witnesses or any information the public can provide about the identity of the suspects. If you have any information about this incident then please call the local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 020-8721-2628 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111. If you see anyone matching the description please do not approach them but call the Police on 999.

Ward Panel set objectives for the Police

September 16, 2010 17:34
At last night's meeting the Ward Panel agreed the following Ward Priorities for the Police to concentrate on and report back to the Panel at the next meeting on Wednesday 10th November 2010: (i) Anti Social Behaviour • to target Youths congregating and smoking drugs at Rochester Close, 582 Streatham High Road, Strathbrook Road, Green Lane • to target Youths driving mopeds aggressively on Abercairn Road, Bates Crescent and Mantlett Close (ii) Despite a drop in the number of Robberies to maintain extra Patrols around Streatham Common and adjoining roads (iii) Burglary prevention - Education - Working with landlords to design out crime (iv) Vehicle Crime - Publicise and promote tamper proof screws for VRMs and leaflet drop affected roads

Reminder for tonights Ward Panel Meeting

September 15, 2010 17:39
Please do come tonight and discuss your local priorities with the Streatham South Safer Neighbourhood Team. If you want the team to deal with an issue then this is your opportunity to raise it and have it discussed. What: Public meeting When: 15/09/2010 - 19:30 - 21:00 Where: Ward Panel Meeting - Sainsbury's Cafe, 480 Streatham High Road opposite Streatham Common

Distraction burglary

September 10, 2010 15:58
Lambeth Borough Police are investigating a distraction burglary in the Streatham Area. The suspect is a white man described as 6ft 1 tall, with cropped ginger hair and protruding ears. The suspect called at the victim's address and said that he needed to check the 'optimum valve' to prevent high pressure damaging the property. The victim allowed him to enter. Whilst the suspect remained with the victim, a second suspect entered the address and stole cash. Lambeth Borough Police would like to like to remind residents to use caution if unknown visitors knock. If you are in anyway suspicious, do not let them in. Always dial 999 in an emergency.