NCRA NewsMail
30 May 2019

Neighbourhood Watch News 

From St Mary's And St James Ward Police SNT Team - PC Peter Rose 
Tel: 020 8721 2816 
Twitter: @MPSStMarysRY 
Dedicated Ward Officers: PC Peter Rose - PC Sophie Scott - PCSO Lovyna Dee - PCSO Angel Parnell
Theft of mobile phone - Sun 26th May 1850hours / Mon 27th May 0703hours on Bexley High Street. Victim was asked for change by a Romanian female who placed a paper over the victim's phone and stole the phone; Business Burglary
Business Burglary - Monday 27th May 1945hours - 1955 hours on North Cray Road, Bexley. Suspect climbed over fencing, pulled open the doors to two metal sheds breaking the doors and entered, stealing a leaf blower and a small washer
Theft from motor vehicle - Tuesday 28th May 0800hours - 1730hours on Bexley High Street. Catalytic converter stolen from victim's car whilst parked in the car park.
PC SCOTT and PC ROSE attended HMP Belmarsh on Tuesday 28th May to interview a suspect for two burglaries and a theft. Two of which were committed on our ward. Due to a lot of work by the officers and other colleagues to secure witness statements, CCTV and forensic evidence it was impossible for the suspect to deny his involvement. The file is awaiting supervision for a charging decision.
From Dana Wiffen, Chairman, Neighbourhood Watch Office

Burglary figures have crept back up over the past 2 weeks. During this period there have been 20 burglaries and 13 attempted burglaries.

Blackfen & Lamorbey, Crooklog, Longlands, Sidcup, St. Mary's & St. James & Thamesmead seem to be the worst hit over this period and we continue to try and recruit new Coordinators in these wards. 

We continue to see a rise in other crimes such as vehicle vandalism, theft from vehicles and vehicle theft. So can we ask that all members continue to be alert and report anything they see that is suspicious even if it turns out to be nothing. 

Please remember that the police and us need to know as much information as posssible, which should include date, time, description of person(s), description of vehicle with registration number if possible and of course where seen. 

Houndwatch members, please remember to report anything you may see while you are walking your dog(s).