RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft in Newtown Rd, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have taken scrap metal from the driveway. This incident occurred on 30/04/2018 at 11:11.
One report of the theft of a vehicle near Main St, Wardley. Unknown person(s) have taken secured vehicle parked in field. This incident occurred between 29/04/2018 19:00 & 30/04/2018 14:00.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Welland Way, Oakham. Unknown person(s) have bent both windscreen wipers. This incident occurred between 30/04/2018 10:11 & 01/05/2018 09:45.
One report of the theft of lead in Cottesmore Rd, Ashwell. Unknown person(s) have removed a large quantity of lead from the Church roof. This incident occurred between 01/05/2018 04:32 & 01/05/2018 05:05.
One report of the theft of post from Samuel Close, Uppingham. Unknown person(s) have removed contents of jiffy bag sticking out of the letterbox. This incident occurred sometime during daylight hours.
One report of criminal damage to a vehicle in Ingthorpe Lane, Tinwell. Unknown person(s) have smashed the front offside window. This incident occurred between 01/05/2018 18:00 & 02/05/2018 08:50.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Greetham Rd, Greetham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken tools. This incident occurred between 02/05/2018 10:00 & 02/05/2018 12:00.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Oakham Rd, Greetham. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken tools. This incident occurred between 02/05/2018 10:00 & 02/05/2018 12:00.
One report of theft from a vehicle in Church Rd, Ketton. Unknown person(s) have gained entry and taken property. This incident occurred between 05/05/2018 13:40 & 05/05/2018 14:20.
One report of burglary residential to a garage in Glaston Rd, Bisbooke. Unknown person(s) have gained entry by forcing an up and over door and taken property. This incident occurred between 02/05/2018 17:24 & 05/05/2018 09:24.
Beat Surgery at Greetham Community Centre on 10th May between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Uppingham Methodist Church on 11th May between 10:00 & 11:00.
Beat Surgery at Barrowden Village Shop on 12th May between 11:00 & 12:00.
Beat Surgery at Oakham Library on 15th May between 11:00 & 12:00.
Recruitment Event - Leicestershire Police are recruiting officers for the 2019 intake. Please come along to the event which will be hosted by PC 1312 Lloyd an operational officer for the last 17 years.
Event will be held at the King Centre in Main Rd, Barleythorpe on 9th May between 19:00 & 20:30.
Follow the link to register;
How to try & get your money back after a scam
I paid using a credit card - If you've paid for goods or services with a credit or debit card, you have greater protection if things go wrong under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act or by using chargeback.
But whether you can make a claim or not depends on the type of scam you have fallen for.
An example of a scam where you could use section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act or chargeback would be a scam where you paid for goods or services and it turns out these were either never available or the 'seller' has disappeared.
Credit cards have the greatest protection, as you can make a claim against your card provider under section 75.
Under section 75, the credit card company is jointly and severally liable for any breach of contract or misrepresentation by the company.
For section 75 to apply the item or service you bought must have cost more than £100 and not more than £30,000.
I paid using a debit card - If you used a debit card, you may be able to ask your bank to get your money back through the chargeback scheme.
Chargeback is not enshrined in law but is part of Scheme Rules, which participating banks subscribe to.
It applies to all debit card transactions including goods costing less than £100, although exact rules may vary between the American Express, Maestro and Visa networks.
But, there are no guarantees your bank will be able to recover the money through chargeback.
Chargeback also applies to credit card transactions but will be particularly useful where goods cost less than £100 and so section 75 doesn’t apply.
If you want to use chargeback to get your money back after a scam, this letter template could help.
More next week.
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.