Park Langley Residents' Association
To promote and protect the interests of the residents of Park Langley
From our DWO PCSO Adam Charles:
Please find below the crime record for the period from 16th January to 4th February 2019. Unfortunately there are a couple of incidents I need to bring to your attention from the attachment.
The first is the fraud incident in Queen Anne Avenue. It’s very worrying to see this kind of behaviour has reared its head again. I’m very pleased that the victim contacted us - but very annoyed about the way they were made to part with their money. I know it’s easier said than done as these doorstep callers can be very intimidating and persuasive but the best thing to do if possible is to close the door on these people and call 999. Now might be a good time to remind elderly friends and neighbours about this kind of behaviour. It would be brilliant to catch these people in the act and get them off the street.
The other incident of concern is the attempted vehicle robbery in Kingswood Avenue. I know it’s irritating when you start the engine and realise you’ve forgotten something but taking that small amount of extra time to switch off the engine and lock the doors first could well mean the difference to having a car to come back to or not and I’m just relieved the victim wasn’t injured.
In both these cases the offenders were in vehicles so please continue to contact us re suspicious vehicles.
Generally speaking Shortlands remains a safe place to live, work & visit.
The next surgery’s at Costa Coffee, Westmoreland Road this Thursday (07/02/19) from 11am to 12pm.
Hope to see some of you there.
I trust you’ve all had a pleasant January. Kind Regards
Shortlands Crime Record 16/01/19- 04/02/19
08/01/19- 19/01/19. The Glen. Suspect(s) smashed glass in
rear kitchen door. A large amount of money & jewellery were
21/01/19. Early evening. Aylesbury Road. Suspects attempted to force open front door of house
Theft from Motor Vehicle-:
22/01/19. Early afternoon. Wickham Way. Suspect forced open door of van and stole several tools.
02/01/19- 29/01/19. Westmoreland Road. Money stolen from vehicle left on driveway while victim was on holiday
Theft of Motor Vehicle-:
22/01/19- 23/01/19. Overnight offence. Wickham Way. Vehicle stolen from driveway.
25/01/19. Mid morning. Hayes Way. Suspects attempted to break into two gardener’s vans by trying to push through the rear windows on one and breaking a door lock on the other.
29/01/19 Mid evening- 30/01/19 Mid evening. Brabourne Rise. Passer by spotted victim’s door open
30/01/19. Mid morning. Kingswood Avenue. Victim left engine running and vehicle open when he rushed back indoors to get something. Found suspect sitting in driver’s seat. Victim jumped into passenger seat attempting to force suspect out of car. Suspect started engine and in the ensuing struggle crashed vehicle into garden wall. Suspect then fled in another vehicle.
03/02/19 Early evening- 04/02/19 Early afternoon. Whitecroft Way. 2 side fence panels damaged.
Criminal Damage to Motor Vehicle-: 04/02/19. Late morning. Westmoreland Road. Swear words scratched into paintwork of vehicle outside parade of shops at junction with Pickhurst Lane.
Fraud-:30/01/19. Mid morning. Queen Anne Avenue. Male knocked on victim’s door and said he had cleaned the guttering and it would cost £190 with an extra £85 if the victim couldn’t pay on the spot. Victim paid the £190 but realised something wasn’t right and called police.