Burglary – Stonehill Avenue

On the evening of Saturday 5th November at approximately 10.40pm a house on Stonehill Avenue (close to Birch Tree Avenue) was broken into.  Entry was gained by forcing the front door but the suspects were seen by a neighbour and left fairly quickly.  A red Audi estate car was used by the suspects (the registration was taken but appears to have had false plates as there is no record of the vehicle).  It is believed that the same vehicle has been involved in other burglaries in the Leicestershire area and enquiries are on-going.

Were you in this area around this time, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Recent Burglaries

1)  St James Court.  On Tuesday 25th October at about 5.45pm a male was knocking at doors asking for a ‘Dave Andrews’.  At least one property was entered and a handbag was stolen.  The male is described as Eastern European, about 40 years old with dark hair and ‘not very tall’.  Further enquiries are being carried out.

2)  Johnson Road (close to Loughborough Road).  On Tuesday 25th October between 7.00pm and 9.15pm a house was burgled.  Entry was by smashing a rear patio door and then an untidy search was made.  It is not known at present exactly what was taken.

3)  Cliffwood Avenue.  Between 9.00pm on Tuesday and 6.55am on Wednesday 26th October a house was burgled.  Means of entry not known, but house and car keys were stolen from a table by the door and a BMW, reg:- ML11UEB was taken.

4)  Orchard Road (close to Wanlip Lane).  On Wednesday 26th October between 5.15pm and 8.00pm a house was burgled.  Entry was by smashing a rear patio door and a games console was taken.

Were you in any of these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer).

Recent Burglaries

1)  On Friday 14th October at around 7.00pm a house  on Harrowgate Drive (close to Queensgate Drive) was broken into.  Access was by smashing a rear patio door but the property was empty and nothing was stolen.  Two youths in tracksuits were seen making off from the scene.

2)  Also on Harrowgate Drive (close to Moorgate Avenue) and on the same date, Friday 14th October, between 4.30pm and 10.45pm a house was broken into.  Once again a rear patio door was smashed and then a key left in the door was used to open it.  Cash and jewellery was stolen.

Were you in these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Recent Burglaries

1)  On the evening of Wednesday 5th October around 8.45pm there was an incident at a property on Goscote Hall Road (close to Loughborough Road) which has been recorded as an attempted burglary.  The victim was getting out of his car when he was attacked from behind by 3 or 4 males, one of them started kicking at his front door trying to get into his house.  He was able to get up and the offenders made off.  They were seen to get into a small silver car which then made off along the A6 towards Red Hill Circle.

2)  On the evening of Thursday 6th October between 7.55pm and 8.30pm a property on Fielding Road was burgled.  The victims returned home and found someone had broken in via the rear patio door.  Whilst they were checking round their property they saw their car being driven away and believe that they possibly disturbed the intruders who then stole their car keys from a cupboard and took the vehicle.  The car, a red Mini Cooper reg: FG56WTK, has not yet been recovered.

Were you in either of these areas around these times, did you see or hear anything suspicious ?  Please report any information by dialling 101 the police non-emergency number.

(Information from local beat officer)

Possible Rogue Builders

We have received warnings about a building company leafleting villages in the Charnwood Council area.  The leaflet is headed MR BUILDERS and it is believed that the company is not quite as good has it presents itself and the work they carry out is not up to standard.

Please be wary of any tradesmen calling door to door and do not agree to any work unless you have checked them out and obtained alternative quotes/estimates.  Please keep an eye on any neighbours you think may be vulnerable to these types of callers.

Scam Telephone Calls – Council Tax

We have received the following warning from the local police:-

We have recently received a report of a suspicious caller posing as being from both Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, advising people that they are required to make an additional payment to their council tax.
The caller then went on to try to take the payment over the telephone.
Neither Leicester City Council nor any of the district councils who collect Council Tax would ring you to try to take a payment over the telephone.
If you do receive a call from someone in relation to Council Tax, ask them to give you the Council Tax reference number and the balance outstanding, and check this against your bill.
Never give bank details or personal information to anyone that you don’t feel is 100% genuine. Any reputable company will be happy for you to check they are who they say they are before you give out personal information.
If you receive a call of this nature please be cautious and double check that the person calling is who they say they are.
If you live in the county your council tax is dealt with by the relevant District or Borough Council, not Leicestershire County Council.
We recommend asking the caller for their name and contact details so that you can call them back in order to check that they are legitimate. Official callers should have no problem providing you with this information as they will understand that you are cautious about giving out personal information over the phone. If the caller is not genuine they are likely to become defensive or flustered when questioned for this information.
If the caller provides you with their contact details, please check the number against the number of the relevant council tax department for your area. We recommend calling the number on the council’s website/Council Tax bill and asking to speak to the person who has called you.
If you have a Council Tax query for the city council, call
0116 454 100.
If you believe you have been a victim of this type of call please report it to the police by calling 101