RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of burglary residential to a shed in Main St, Greetham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by forcing a window and property was taken. This incident occurred between 10/08/2017 22:00 & 11/08/2017 08:00.
One report of the theft of a sheep in Ketton Rd, Hambleton. Witnesses reported seeing a sheep in the boot of vehicle which then left at speed. This incident occurred on 13/08/2017 at 08:31.
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.
Beat Surgery at Ryhall Gala, off Parkfield Rd on 3rd September between 11:00 & 12:00.
Misleading missed delivery cards posted through letterboxes – Residents are being warned about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail.
The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost identical to the ‘something for you’ slips that are posted through homes when a delivery can’t be made.
To organise a redelivery the cards urge recipients to call a 0208 number, which is not registered to Royal Mail. After ringing the number the automated message asks for your details and consignment number.
A Royal Mail spokesperson told the Express: “The Royal Mail security team is looking into this incident as a matter of urgency. Customers should check delivery cards very carefully to ensure they are genuine, and remain vigilant. Although this card is similar to one of our Something For You cards, the Royal Mail logo is crucially missing”.
"Customers should also consider whether they are expecting a delivery from the company named on the card”.
Whilst we have not received any reports at present, missed delivery cards have been around for a while and come in different formats.
Genuine Royal Mail Delivery Card https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/146/~/what-is-a-something-for-you-red-card%3F
Fake Delivery Card
If in doubt, do not call the number provided and do not give your card details or personal information, instead get in touch with http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/contact-us
Keep your children safe on social media – The Police are hosting an internet awareness seminar for parents, carers and teachers. The seminar will be held at Force Headquarters in Enderby between 17:30 – 19:00 on Monday 21 August 2017. The session is strictly for over 18’s only. There will be a second session between 19:30 – 21:00.
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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.