Local Impactive Crimes 2nd to 8th August 2021 - WESTBURY

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Warminster Community Area


Local Impactive Crimes 2nd to 8th August 2021

Please find below a summary of local impactive crimes, considered suitable for public dissemination, within the Warminster Community Area.

If you can provide information for any of the crimes, please call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting the relevant reference number.

Emergencies/Crimes in progress must be reported using 999. Non-emergency police matters can be reported using 101.



Reported time 02/08/2021 10:10
Occurrence between 01/07/2021 08:00 02/08/2021 08:00
INDIGO GARDENS – Aggrieved person states that unknown suspects are throwing coins onto roof no damage noticed. Reporting person states that he feels as though he is being targeted as there has been previous damage his vehicle.

Reported time 04/08/2021 00:06
Occurrence between 04/08/2021 00:06 04/08/2021 00:06
STEPHENSON ROAD - Unknown suspects have been seen by the reporting person attempting to steal the catalytic converter from vehicle. Officers have attended confirming damage has been caused to the vehicle. Aggrieved person is currently unknown.

Reported time 05/08/2021 00:13
Occurrence between 03/08/2021 21:15 05/08/2021 21:20
ATHELNEY AVENUE - The aggrieved person has been out for a walk with his partner when some young kids have accosted them.

Reported time 05/08/2021 13:30
Occurrence between 05/08/2021 12:35 05/08/2021 12:35
HIGH STREET, WESTBURY Male driver of Vehicle 1 has impacted with the rear of the Aggrieved person's Vehicle 2 while the Aggrieved person was stationary behind another vehicle that had stopped at a pedestrian crossing. Both vehicles have been damaged as a result. The Aggrieved person experienced some head pain that eased off shortly after the accident, also experienced back pain. No medical treatment sought. 111 call made following 101 call - outcome unknown.

Reported time 07/08/2021 16:18
Occurrence between 07/08/2021 16:18 07/08/2021 16:18
CLANGER WOOS, WESTBURY - Off duty officer has witnessed a Grey Honda Civic reverse into a parked car in local beauty spot-then drive off without even getting out of the car to check for damage. Reporting person has tried flagging down the driver but was ignored. Another witness recorded the offending car index- (No Trace on PNC)


We are continuing to urge people to speak to elderly and vulnerable friends and neighbours to ensure they are alert to potential telephone scams.
Yesterday (02/08) a man in his 90s from the Chippenham area fell victim to a fraudster who posed as a police officer and managed to convince him to withdraw £2,000 from his bank and hand it over to a courier who attended his home address.
The victim believed he was assisting with a police investigation into counterfeit money, but he was actually being scammed by criminals.
PC Sue McCartney, from the Chippenham Area Community Policing Team, said: “These fraudsters are very convincing and have various tactics to win your trust and convince you that you need to either hand over personal bank details or withdraw cash for them.
“In this particular case the person on the phone was posing as a police officer and even asked the victim to call 999, but the line was still open so when the victim thought he was speaking to a genuine police service, he was still speaking to the scammers.
“There are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself from these types of crimes, and I would strongly urge everyone to take note, and also speak regularly to any elderly or vulnerable friends or family members who may need the message reinforcing to them.”
Please remember:
Your bank and the police will never ring and ask you to verify your PIN, withdraw cash or purchase high-value goods. They’ll also never come to your home to collect your card, cash or purchased items. If you get a call like this, end the call.
If you get a call from your bank or the police, make sure you know who the person is before handing over any personal details. You can do this by calling your bank (the number on the back of your card) or the police (101) on a different phone line.
To get a different line, use a phone owned by a family member, friend or neighbour. This is because scammers can keep phone lines open after pretending to hang up. So while you think you’re making a new phone call, the line is still open to the scammer, who pretends to be someone from your bank or the police.
Depending on your bank, the security questions they ask may be different, but they’ll never ask you to authorise anything by entering your PIN into your phone.
Never send money abroad to a person you've never met or to anyone you don’t actually know and trust.
Likewise, never agree to keep your online relationship a secret. This is a ploy to get you not to tell your family and friends, who’ll see the scam for exactly what it is.
For more advice please visit https://crowd.in/p416p2

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Ann Perry (Police, Volunteer, Warminster Area CPT)

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