|Car Crime||09 Jul 11:34|
Please be aware the Raynes Park and West Barnes Wards have suffered some overnight thefts from motor vehicles. The method used by the offenders is to walk down the streets during the night time hours and repeatedly try car door handles until they find a car left accidentally unlocked. They will then search the vehicle and take any loose change, Sat Navs, CDs or sunglasses. During the night time hours of Friday 6th July to Saturday morning 2 cars were entered in Adela Avenue and 1 in Seaforth Avenue.
The offenders are transient and will hit one area one night then move to another area another night. It may well be another month before they return to the same street.
You can help the Police by reporting any sightings you have of people you see trying car door handles. It is an offence to interfere with a motor vehicle in order to steal from it so use 999 if you see people trying car door handles as this is an offence in progress.
You can also help by checking your car is locked before going to bed. This may seem obvious but it is quite easy to pull up outside your home address and be distracted by your mobile phone going off, the kids playing up or a neighbour talking to you and you forget to lock the car.
If you wish to speak to a member of the team then please contact us on one of the below numbers.
Raynes Park: 0208 721 2459 or Email RaynesPark.SNT@met.police.uk
West Barnes: 0208 721 2454 or Email WestBarnes.Snt@met.police.uk
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