RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of the theft of a secured vehicle in Wheatlands Close, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken the vehicle, a silver VW Golf. This incident occurred between 28/11/2017 23:30 & 29/11/2017 08:30.
One report of an attempted theft from a vehicle in Thistleton Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have attempted to remove the catalytic converter. This incident occurred between 30/11/2017 19:00 & 01/12/2017 06:30.
Three reports of theft from vehicles in West Rd, Cold Overton Rd & Chater Rd, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have removed the catalytic converters. These incidents occurred between 30/11/2017 18:00 & 01/12/2017 08:00.
One report of an attempted burglary residential to a secured dwelling in Brook Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have tried to gain entry by means of front and rear doors. Slight damage to doors and no entry gained. This incident occurred between 27/11/2017 08:00 & 03/12/2017 18:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Library on 8th December between 10:00 – 11:00.
Beat Surgery on the Hopper Bus on 12th December between 10:00 – 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Ketton Library on 19th December between 10:00 – 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Greetham Community Centre on 21st December between 11:00 - 12:00.
Get Safe Online
November and December are the busiest months for shoppers, they’re the busiest time for fraudsters too. They take advantage of the fact that you’re very busy, looking for a bargain, and that this is the season of goodwill.
Always log out
When you’ve finished your payment, you should log out of your account, as simply closing the page may not in itself end your session.
Don’t sign up for ‘free’ or ‘low-cost’ trial goods – whether slimming pills or the latest mobile handset – without thoroughly reading the small print. You could be signing up for large monthly direct debits which are difficult to get out of. Make sure you read the small print, and read trusted reviews.
Buy concert, event, fixture or entry tickets only from official sources such as the box office, sports club or reputable fan ticket exchange site. Only by doing this will you know that your tickets exist and are not fakes.
Booking a holiday or travel
Check that any holiday or travel you book online is genuine by researching it thoroughly. Look for independent reviews, and confirm travel agents / tour operators are genuine by checking for an ABTA/ATOL number.
If something seems too much of a bargain …
… it probably is, as it could well be of poor quality, not as described, or even non-existent.
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.