Robbery Appeal: Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a robbery in Newcastle.

The incident occurred at 12.15am on Sunday 17 January when the victim was walking along Old Butt Lane, Talke, outside the Co-op. He was approached by two men who punched and kicked him. Following a struggle they stole a set of keys and a wallet containing cash and cards.

The 17-year-old male victim, from Newcastle, received hospital treatment for injuries to his face and back.

The two men are described as wearing dark clothing, hoods and had their faces covered. They are believed to be aged in their early 20s.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 31 of January 17.

Alternatively they can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Computer Scam Warning

Police are warning people to be vigilant of a computer scam.

The warning comes after a Cheadle resident received a telephone call from a man purporting to be from Microsoft Windows, claiming he needed to instruct the resident to do something on the computer.

Luckily the resident refused and the caller failed in his bid to try to obtain personal data from the computer.

If you receive such a call, please DO NOT follow the instructions given, but end the call immediately and contact the police on 101. Please help us to make everyone aware of this scam, particularly the elderly who may be particularly vulnerable.

Criminal Damage in Tunstall

Report of criminal damage to a vehicle received at 9.40am this morning (15 January) in Summerbank Road, Tunstall.

Offender/s smashed the front passenger car window. Believed to have happened between 1am and 9am this morning.

Inspector Richard Simpson, Deputy Commander for Stoke-on-Trent North Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “This was a mindless act of vandalism and whoever committed this crime clearly doesn’t appreciate how much cost and inconvenience they have caused people.

“If anyone has any information or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 157 of January 15.”

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

Burglary in Hanley

Report of a burglary received at 1.30am this morning (15 January) at an address in Watford Street, Hanley.

Offender/s had forced entry to the property and stole a laptop.

Chief Inspector Neil Hulme, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent Central Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “Thankfully incidents of burglary of someone’s home in our area are relatively rare, but these crimes have a real impact on the lives of those victims. I urge anyone with information which could help us to get in touch on 101 quoting incident number 34 of January 15.”

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.

Free Bogus Caller and Scam Awareness Show

Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT) are inviting people to a bogus caller and scam awareness show.

The show will be performed by students from Cheadle Academy’s drama group and aims to increase people’s knowledge and awareness around bogus callers.

Entry is free and the event will take place on Wednesday 27 January at 2.30pm at The Cheadle Academy, Station Road, Cheadle, ST10 1LH. Local officers will also be available to give advice.

Free Winter Vehicle Checks and Bike Security Marking Event

Officers from Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT) are inviting motorists to a winter car check event at Morrisons’ car park, Sun Street, Cheadle, ST10 1EZ, on Saturday 30 January between 12pm and 4pm.

Come along and get your car checked free of charge. A qualified mechanic from a local garage will be on hand to assist.

There will also be an opportunity to get your bicycle security marked for free.

CCTV Theft Appeal: Burton

Officers from East Staffordshire Local Policing Team (LPT) have issued a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to in connection with a theft from a Burton shop.

The incident happened around 6.40pm on Sunday 18 October when a woman entered the Co-op store, Woods Lane, Stapenhill, selected a quantity of food and left the store without offering payment.

CCTV Theft AppealThe woman is described as being white, aged 30 to 35 years, 5ft 5in to 5ft 7in tall, with dark brown hair tied in a bun. She was wearing an orange vest top, black blazer style jacket and light blue jeans.

Anyone with any information, or who recognises the woman captured on CCTV, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 627 of October 18.

 

Theft in Cheadle

We received a report of a theft at 10.15am this morning (5 January) from an address in Mill Road, Cheadle.

Between 23 December and 29 December offender/s gained entry to front garden and stole two electronic cat scarers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 170 of January 5.

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Burglary in Cheadle

Report of a burglary received at 1.40am this morning (5 January) at an address in Draycott Cross Road, Cheadle.

Offender/s gained entry to secure shed and stole fishing equipment.

Sergeant Sam Tweets, Deputy Commander for Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “It is essential that people keep their homes, vehicles, sheds and outbuildings as secure as possible at all times. Opportunist thieves can strike in seconds and we need to make it harder for them to commit crime.

“There are numerous security devices available to protect property and I would encourage people to register their valuables at www.immobilise.com

“If you see, or hear, anyone acting suspiciously in your community then please call us on 101.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 29 of January 5.

If you have been a victim of crime click here for help and information.