Rogue Gardener

The family of an elderly local resident, who suffers from dementia, has told us about a man claiming to have been sent round by a relative to do some gardening. He has pulled the same trick on two occasions when he has taken money without doing any work.

From what they can gather, the man is short and dark haired, speaking with an Irish accent. The first time he called he was using a former British Gas van; the second time he was in a white van.

If you get a visit of this kind take care both for yourself and any vulnerable neighbours. If you are concerned, phone the Police on 101 and tell them what is happening.

Burglary – Paget Avenue

Between midnight and 6.30am on Monday 25th July, a house on Paget Avenue was burgled.  Entry was via an insecure window and exit via the back door.  At the moment it is believed that nothing was actually stolen.

Were you in the area of Paget Avenue during 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)

Brexit Scam

Scammers are already in on the act by exploiting worried investors following the referendum result.
In the past weeks, there has been a flood of emails aimed at those worried about Britain’s exit from the European Union and the effect on the economy. They are deliberately targeting people known to be concerned about Brexit by monitoring social media, IP addresses and public contact information.
Their emails have a headline something like: Brexit Causes Historic Market Drop. They offer a way to protect your savings from losses due to stock market changes and currency fluctuations.
They invite you to click on a link or open an attachment to get more details. This will advise you to transfer your money into one of their ‘protected’ accounts but, if you do, it will be the last you ever see of it!
Alternatively, the link will download viruses, adware and spyware. This allows them to bombard you with unwanted advertising,  damage your files irreversibly and collect private data that can be used to steal your identity.
Never click on these links and simply delete such emails from your devices immediately.
Do not be fooled or panicked by such messages and never make any financial decisions on the basis of unsolicited information or, so called, advice.

Burglary – Curzon Avenue

Between midnight and 7.00am on Monday 27th June, a house on Curzon Avenue (close to Kilby Avenue/Roman Road) was burgled.  Entry was gained by either crawling through a large cat flap or using it to reach in and unlock the rear door.  An amount of cash was taken together with various electronic games consoles and a mobile phone.  Some forensic evidence has been discovered that hopefully will identify the culprit.

Were you in this area 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)

Lost Keys

A bunch of house and car keys was lost this afternoon, Thursday, after 3.30 p.m. on the short stretch of Sibson Road between the Santander Bank and Anne-Marie hairdressers.

If you have found them, please call us on 0116 267 6397 so that they can be returned to their worried owner as soon as possible.

Suspicious vehicle stopped – Two arrested

Overnight Sunday/Monday 22nd/23rd May, a suspicious vehicle was intercepted by a police patrol in the Greengate Lane area and pursued towards Leicester.  The vehicle was later abandoned but due to good work by the police officers and the use of a police dog, two males were arrested.  It was discovered that the vehicle had been previously stolen and was using false registration plates.  A quantity of items in the vehicle are believed to have stolen and further enquiries are being made.

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Allington Drive

Sometime between Saturday 14th and 4.00am on Monday 23rd May, a house on Allington Drive (close to the footpath to Newton Drive) was burgled.  Entry was by smashing a rear patio door.  Two cycles were taken from an upstairs bedroom along with other cycle parts, two briefcases and other small items which appear to have been taken away in a duvet cover.

The two briefcases have been discovered in Watermead Park this morning.  The cases and their contents were dry, so it is believed that the burglary could have occurred overnight.

Were you in this area at 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)

Burglary – Goscote Hall Road UPDATE

Update regarding the burglary on Goscote Hall Road on 18th/19th May:-

Both of the vehicles have now been recovered.  A male has been arrested and charged in connection with burglary and a number of driving offences.  Other enquiries are continuing.

(Information from local beat officer)

Burglary – Goscote Hall Road

Overnight on Wednesday 18th / Thursday 19th May, a house on Goscote Hall Road (close to Fielding Road) was broken into.  Entry was by smashing a rear door and then two vehicles were stolen by stealing the keys (both Volkswagen Golf’s) registrations LS56BHL (blue) and XXXXXXX (grey).

The second vehicle has been recovered following an accident in Loughborough.

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

It appears that there has been  a spate overnight as similar incidents occurred in Anstey, Syston and Barrow on Soar.  In the Anstey one, a pedal cycle appears to have been used to get to the location and then dumped in a nearby garden.  Please check your gardens for any dumped bikes and report immediately to the police if any are found.

(Information from local beat officer)