Crime Updates

Alert message sent 22/01/2020 13:50:00

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Good afternoon,

Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between 13th – 19th January in the Trowbridge area.

Vehicle damage/thefts:
Victim left their car insecure on Avenue Road, Trowbridge and were woken at around 0030 hours by two suspects rummaging through the vehicle (54200006152).

Theft from Vehicles

Try to park somewhere open and well-lit.
Lock up – including the boot.
Remember to close the windows and sunroof.
Don’t leave anything on show in your car when you park – not even a coat or empty carrier bag.
If you have a removable sat nav, remove it and take it with you if possible. Remove the mounting, polish any marks off the windscreen and hide the cable and mounting.
Store car ownership information at home, not in your car.
Number plates are often stolen for criminal use. Use plates secured with anti-theft screws, available from car accessory stores.
Try not to store things in the boot.

Bike thefts:
Green Raleigh ladies bicycle with rack behind the seat was stolen whilst locked up by Riverwalk, Trowbridge between 1240 and 1430 hours on 15/01/20 (54200004891).

Bikes

When parking away from home make sure your bike or motorbike is locked to a heavy duty piece of street furniture and where possible with the lock or chain off of the floor.
At home, lock bicycles and motorcycles in a secure garage or shed if you have one, using a good quality U-lock or chain and padlock to a ground anchor.
Fit an alarm to your motorcycle.
Mark your bicycle frame with your postcode in two separate locations if possible, one of which should be hidden.
Register your bicycle for free with www.immobilise.com . This will help police to find it if it gets stolen. The immobilise website also has some useful tips about bike security.
Take a photograph of you bicycle and keep it with the insurance details.
Make a note of the make, model and serial number.

Can I please remind you all that crimes need to be reported via 101, we are unable to take reports via email.

Many thanks,

PC 2281 Sarah Fawcett - Trowbridge Neighbourhood Police Officer
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Sarah Fawcett (Police, Neighbourhood PC, CPT Trowbridge)

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