NCRA NewsMail

13 April 2019

Neighbourhood Watch News

From Police SNT Team - PCSO Lovyna Dee
Tel: 020 8721 2816 
Twitter: @MPSStMarysRY
Dedicated Ward Officers: PC Peter Rose - PC Sophie Scott - PCSO Lovyna Dee - PCSO Angel Parnell
Theft from motor vehicle - Between 16:00hrs on Saturday 06/04/2019 and 09:30hrs Sunday 07/04/2019 a car was broken into whilst parked on Parkhurst Road, Bexley. A laptop and personal items were stolen.
Theft from motor vehicle - 08:20 - 08:40hrs on Wednesday 10th April a van was broken into on Bexley High Street. £3000 worth of tools were stolen. Possibly the same person and may be linked where workers were distracted and mobile phones stolen.
At 10:30 - 10:35hrs on Monday 08/04/2019 on Bourne Road, Bexley. Suspect entered and caused a bit of a disturbance and stole a couple of mobile phones.
At 10:30 - 11:00hrs on Monday 08/04/2019hrs another theft of mobile phone on Bourne Road. Where victim was stopped by someone and believes he was distracted and phone was stolen from his coat pocket.
Good news - Just a quick update regarding the card fraud at the cash machines in Bexley Village for those of you that aren't on social media.... Over the last few months camera devices and card retaining devices have been placed on the cash machines in Bexley Village, predominantly on the cash machine at NISA. Unfortunately the team were only made aware of this a couple of weeks ago, since then we have been busy gathering CCTV evidence of this and identifying the suspects. We managed to identify two males responsible for this from the CCTV and on Friday night we carried out some late night plain clothed patrols in the village. At approximately midnight Friday night we observed one of these males approach the cash machine and place the devices on it. He was subsequently detained and arrested. While in custody it became apparent that he had been convicted of fraud on several previous occasions, even serving time in prison for it. We also found out that he had been served a deportation order and had failed to turn up for a meeting. I am pleased to say that he has been deported to his country of origin. Unfortunately we were not able to apprehend the second male involved. However enquiries are still ongoing to apprehend this male, please keep an eye out for the vehicle they were using, a blue Toyota Prius marked up as a Data Cars cab with the registration LR17 EHN. If seen in the area please contact police immediately on 999.
Lastly, please can we remind you to be vigilant at cash machines when using them. Please be aware of who is around you and always shield your PIN number when typing it in. Also have a look at the cash machine itself before using it to check there are not any cameras placed above the keypad. Report any suspicious behaviour to police.