CCTV shoplifting appeal: Burton

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

The incident happened around 5.30pm on Friday 5th February when a woman entered the NISA Local, Horninglow Road, selected a quantity of meats and left the store without offering payment.

The woman is described as a white female, aged late 20’s, of medium/stocky build with dark brown hair in a bun. She was wearing a dark blue jacket, with dark coloured jeans and carrying a black and white stripy handbag.

The CCTV images can be viewed here.

Anyone with any information, or who recognises the woman captured on CCTV, is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting incident number 441 of 6 February.

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

 

 

Vehicles broken into in Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are warning residents to be aware of vehicle crime in the area.

Offenders broke into a van parked on a residential driveway in Springwood Road, between 4.30pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) and 7am yesterday morning (Tuesday), by smashing two windows. They stole a brand new Stihl saw. (Incident 81 of 23 February)

In another incident a black Peugeot Expert MPV taxi parked on a driveway in Snowgoose Way, was broken into sometime overnight on Monday 22nd into Tuesday 23rd February. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle. (Incident 141 of 23 February)

Chief Inspector Peter Owen, Commander for Newcastle Borough Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“Local neighbourhood officers are conducting house to house enquiries in the area and we urge residents to take a moment to ensure their vehicles are kept secure.

When leaving your vehicle, don’t forget to check windows are firmly closed and all doors, including the boot, are locked. If you have an alarm and/or immobiliser, use them. Otherwise consider having them fitted.”

Anyone with any information on the above incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

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

 

Burglaries in Newcastle

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Newcastle area.

We received reports of a distraction incident at 1.20pm on Monday afternoon (22 February) after offenders knocked on the door of a house in Sparch Hollow. They took the occupant into the garden to explain work in relation to a boundary fence. The occupant returned to the house after becoming suspicious and heard another offender upstairs in the house. The occupant shouted to the offender upstairs who ran out of the house, pushing the occupant in the process. The offenders drove off in a red people carrier type vehicle. Nothing was stolen in the incident.

The first offender is described as a white man of medium/stocky build, about 5ft 9″ tall. The second offender is described as a very thin tanned man, about 5ft 10, wearing a brown anorak with a hood over his head. A third offender is described as a small man with black hair who had a foreign accent. (Incident number 378 of 22 February)

A house in Friesian Gardens was broken into overnight between 1am and 7.15am on the morning of 23 February (Tuesday). Offenders made a small hole in the door window then reached through for the key to unlock the door. Once inside they took two bunches of keys and used them to steal a silver Toyota Avensis and a blue VW Golf from the driveway. (Incident number 86 of 23 February)

Offenders broke into a house in Springwood Road between midnight and 7am on Tuesday morning (23 February), through the back door and stole items including:

  • Apple Ipad air
  • 2 x Apple Ipads
  • A quantity of cash
  • Beats headphones
  • Gents Omega watch (old style with round face)
  • Rose gold Michael Korrs watch
  • Pandora bracelet and charms
  • Ladies white gold engagement ring with diamonds and centre sapphire.

(Incident number 100 of 23 February)

Anyone with any information on the above incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.

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

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

Burglary, Oakhill, Stoke-on-Trent

Officers are asking for help to recover some distinctive jewellery taken in a burglary in Stoke-on-Trent.Stolen earring

The items were taken between 12.50 pm and 3.30 pm on Friday 12 February while the resident of the house in Oakhill was out. She returned home to find a window had been smashed and the jewellery  taken. The items including rings and earrings, were of great sentimental value to the woman.

If you have seen these items or have been offered something similar please ring 101 quoting incident 506 of 12 February.

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

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

 

Have you seen rings stolen from Stafford?

Officers from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of jewellery in Stafford.

The stolen jewellery consists of two rings that are described as follows:

  • A platinum ring with a solitaire diamond on top that is raised in a platinum setting. This ring has several smaller diamond chips on the shoulders which are slightly raised from the surface.
  • A yellow gold ring with three small diamonds on the top in a flat setting.

These rings were reported missing from an address in Creswell Grove, Stafford on 26th December 2015.

Both of these rings are of significant sentimental value to the owner.

Anyone with any information on the above incident is asked to contact PC Anthony Wilkowski on 101, quoting incident number 378 of 26 December.

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

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

 

Appeal: Did you witness robbery in Tamworth?

Officers are appealing for information following a robbery in Tamworth in December 2015.

At approx 6.15 to 6.30pm on Saturday 12 December the offender approached a woman from behind, in Hospital Street and grabbed her handbag from her left shoulder, pulling it down towards her hands. They have had a tug-of-war over the bag with the offender managing to get away with it. The bag is described as old fashioned style in black leather.

The offender then ran off with the handbag which contained a pink leather ‘Pauls Boutique’ purse, HTC Desire mobile phone in a pink leather cover, cash and bank cards.

The offender is described as a white teenager, aged 16-18 years-old, with short dark hair. He was about 5ft 6 – 5ft 7 inches tall and of very skinny build. He was wearing dark blue jeans with white writing on the bum and a tracksuit type jacket which was dark in colour.

Anyone with any information on the above incidents is asked to contact PC Clare McNair on 101, quoting the incident number 680 of 12 December 2015.

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

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

 

CCTV Appeal: Petrol thief suspect caught on camera

A garage has today offered a reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of a suspected petrol thief.

The incident happened at the Gulf petrol station, owned by JT Leavesley, in Rykneld Street, Alrewas, at 2.45pm on Sunday, February 7.

The man, who had dark facial hair and was wearing a black hat, dark coat and light tracksuit bottoms, pulled up in a dark red VW Polo with false registration plate KR59 ERM and filled his tank with £40.75 of unleaded petrol before driving off without paying.

The suspect was caught on the garage’s security cameras and an image has now been released to appeal for information.

Staffordshire Police is investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to contact PC Neil Lawton on 101, quoting incident number 422 of 7 February.

Images of the suspect can be viewed here:https://www.flickr.com/photos/staffordshirepolice/albums/72157663883038309

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

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

 

 

UPDATE: Serious incident at Newcastle store

UPDATE: We are now in a position to confirm a man injured at a Newcastle store this morning (Friday) has died.

The family of the 50-year-old, from Stoke-on-Trent, have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

An investigation to understand the circumstances of what happened is now underway. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for HM Coroner.

Nobody else was injured in the incident.

The shop will remain closed for the rest of the day.

Anyone with information, or who saw the man in the vicinity of the store, is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 124 of February 12.

WITNESS APPEAL: Serious collision in Hanley

We received a call at 1.15pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 10 February) reporting a road traffic collision in Hanley town centre.

A blue Vauxhall Vectra was in collision with a pedestrian at the junction of Potteries Way and Bucknall New Road.

A 35 year-old male pedestrian was treated at the scene for serious head and leg injuries by the ambulance service before being transported to the Royal Stoke University Hospital where his condition is described as critical.

The driver of the Vectra received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The road remained closed for three hours whilst specialist officers examined the scene.

Motorists and pedestrians are thanked for their patience whilst the road remained closed.

Witnesses are asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101 quoting incident number 314 of 10 February.

 

Have you seen car stolen from Fenton?

Update:

The Nissan Micra stolen on Wednesday (10 February) has been found in Poplar Drive, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent.

We received a call at 11.20am yesterday morning (Thursday 11 February) from a member of the public who had seen the vehicle parked up with the keys still in the ignition.


Officers from Stoke-on Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of a car in the Fenton area of Stoke-on-Trent this morning (10 February).

At 5.50am this morning (Wednesday) a man delivering newspapers in Duke Street left his red Nissan Micra, registration number DK05ZTM, running in the street with the door closed when a man jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away in the direction of Heron Cross.

The owner did sustain injuries to his shoulder and grazing to his hand and leg as a result of the vehicle theft.

The offender is described as a man of slim build, about 5ft 5inches tall, wearing a dark coloured hoody with the hood up.

Anyone with any information on the above incident is asked to contact PC Paul Massey on 101, giving incident number 60 of 10 February.

You can also report crime by contacting 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.

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