Crime Updates

Alert message sent 29/01/2020 15:49:00

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Good afternoon,

Please find below details relating to the Community Impactive Crimes that have occurred between 20-26th January in the Trowbridge area.

Cat converter thefts:
Catalytic converters have been stolen during the following incidents:
 - from a Toyota Auris during the day on 25/01/20 from the car park at Trowbridge Railway Station (54200008730).
 - from a 54 plate Toyota Auris during the afternoon/evening on 25/01/20 from the Council car park, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge (54200008900).

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:
A Silver Chris Boardman hybrid bicycle, locked up on Fore Street, Trowbridge has had its lock cut and it has been stolen at 0930 hours on 26/01/20. The bike had a saddle bag on the left and bike rack (54200008873).
A black Lexmoto moped was parked up outside of an address on Harford Street, Trowbridge when it was stolen at around 0100 hours on 25/01/20 (54200008566).

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.

Burglary:
A shed at the bottom of a garden on Holbrook Lane, Trowbridge has been entered and a Red Boardman racing bike and Stihl Chainsaw stolen from it between 25/01/20 and 28/01/20.

Garden Security

Garden security is very important as the garden is an access point into your home.

Secure your garden with lockable gates and walls or substantial fencing. Thorny plants around the perimeter and trellis on top of fences make it harder for an intruder to access your garden.
Keep your ladder and garden tools locked away, as they can be used by burglars to access your home. Keep tools inside if you do not have a garden shed.
Remember to lock garage and shed windows and doors. Use electronic shed alarms or padlock alarms to deter thieves.
Make sure any valuable items stored in sheds are well-secured, to a ground / wall anchor where possible.
Store bins securely to prevent them from being used to access upstairs windows or flat roofs.
Outside security lighting can act as a deterrent for burglars.
Walking on gravel is noisy and this can help to deter intruders.

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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