NCRA NewsMail

1 March 2019

Neighbourhood Watch News

From Dana Wiffen, Neighbourhood Watch Office
Keep A Look Out And Report All Suspicious Persons
With burglaries slightly lower but still too high and vehicle crime soaring we need you to be alert and to report all suspicious activity to us. Reported nationally vehicle crime is at a total of 113,014 across London and this is echoed in our weekly reports with vehicle theft, theft from vehicles and vehicle vandalism also high. We can help our police who have been targeting violent criminals as part of Operation Sceptre. Please report everything suspicious as I did today when I spotted two suspicious people just sitting in a black Mercedes in my road. I informed my SNT of vehicle registration, date, time and place where they was parked, together with the most detailed descriptions I could safely get. Please remember to give as much information as possible without putting yourself at risk. This way we can have a positive influence in reducing crime in Bexley - it can't be done without all our Coordinators' support.

From PC Peter Rose - St Mary's And St James Ward Police SNT Team
Tel: 020 8721 2816 
Twitter: @MPSStMarysRY
Dedicated Ward Officers: PC Peter Rose - PC Marc Smith - PCSO Lovyna Dee - PCSO Angel Parnell
Dear residents, please accept our apologies for not providing an update last week, as such the below is an update covering the past two weeks.
Burglary: Saturday16/02 between 315pm and 335pm. Glenhurst Avenue, Bexley - Suspects have gained access by removing a conservatory window and taken goods including 2 bicycles and a car with the keys.
Friday 15/02 930am - 16/02 830pm. Cold Blow Crescent, Bexley - Suspects have gained access via a rear window, completed an untidy search and stolen various items of jewellery.
Theft from motor vehicle: Monday 11/02/19, between 0900am and 1100am. Thanet Road, Bexley - Suspects have removed the catalytic converter from the vehicle and stolen it;
Thursday 14/02 1000pm - 15/02 0800am. Davis Way, Sidcup - Suspects have smashed a window to steal a tablet from inside the vehicle
Tuesday 19/02 830pm - 20/02 320am. Palm Avenue, Sidcup - Suspects have gained access to the vehicle by unknown means and taken a purse containing £10 and glasses from inside;
Thursday 21/02, between 1030am - 1105am. Bexley High Street, Bexley - Suspects have forced the side door open with a tool and stolen a power tool;
Thursday 21/02 0845am - 545pm. Thanet Road carpark, Bexley - Suspects have forced the side door open with a tool and stolen a power tool;
Monday 25/02 1100am - 1200pm. Maiden Erlegh Avenue, Bexley - Suspects have stolen parcels from an open, unattended courier van
No other significant crimes -There have been reports of parcels being delivered by couriers who are leaving parcels in recycling bins if the resident is not home, these parcels have in some cases then been stolen.
Community contact: All officers on St Marys ward are now trained in the use of social media and have started to use Facebook and Twitter. The regular update emails to residents will also begin again soon. Officers will be out delivering Smartwater in the Wansunt Road / Coldblow area again over the coming weeks.