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.

 

Car-key burglaries in Tamworth

Officers from Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following car key burglaries in Tamworth.

We received a call at 2.30am on the morning of 6 February (Saturday), reporting a burglary at a house in Swallowfield. Offenders broke into the house and stole cash and car keys before stealing a locked and secure white VW Golf GTi from the driveway. (Incident number 98 of 6 February).

In a second incident, during the early hours of Saturday morning (6 February) offenders broke into another house in Swallowfield, through the conservatory and stole an iphone 5S, an iphone 5C, cash and car keys to numerous vehicles, including a blue Audi S3. They then stole the Audi from the driveway. (Incident number 142 of 6 February)

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.

 

Have you seen snowboards stolen in Burton?

Officers are appealing for information following a burglary in Burton-on-Trent.

Between 9pm on Friday evening (5 February) and 7am Saturday morning, offenders broke into a garage at a property in Church Hill Street.

After making an untidy search they stole items including:

  • Snowboard – Green and orange *NUG*
  • Snowboard – Sand yellow with orange symbol
  • Snowboard binding
  • Mountain bike
  • Power tools.

Photos of some of the stolen items can be viewed at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/staffordshirepolice/albums/72157664284553302

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving the incident number 195 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.

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

 

Attempted break-ins in Cannock

We received two reports yesterday (3 February) of attempted break-ins in the same street in Cannock.

In one incident, offenders have attempted to gain entry to a property in Mill Crescent between 9pm and 10pm on Tuesday evening (2 February), through the conservatory door. (Incident 640 of 3 February).

In another incident in Mill Crescent, offenders attempted to break-in to a property by forcing open the UPVC kitchen window. The incident happened over the last 4 or 5 days. (Incident 546 of 4 February).

Residents are reminded of the below crime prevention advice to help keep burglars at bay:

  • Keep windows secured, particularly when leaving home, or when going into the back garden or going upstairs.
  • Ensure valuable items are not left in plain view and in  easy reach of an open window.
  • Fit mortise locks to all front and back doors and locks to windows that are in easy reach.
  • Keep house and car keys safe and away from doors, windows and letterboxes.
  • Keep garages and sheds secure.
  • Fit low cost security lighting as a deterrent.

Anyone with any information on either of the above incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving 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.

 

Have you seen specialist bikes stolen from Cheadle?

Officers are appealing for information following the theft of bikes from Stoke-on-Trent.

Between 10pm and 11pm on Monday night (1 February) offenders broke into a secure garage in Cheadle and stole nine bikes.

Some of the stolen bikes are pictured below:

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All of the bikes are custom built and highly specialized. Amongst the stolen bikes are Santa Cruz downhill or cross country bikes and Eddie Merckx bikes.

Anyone with any information on the incident, or who sees any such specialist bike for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 850 of 1 February.

Alternatively, they can contact 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.

Unique hair products stolen in Newcastle

Officers are appealing for information following a burglary in Rookery, Stoke-on-Trent.

The incident occurred between midnight on 31 January (Sunday) and 9am on the morning of 1 February (Monday), when offenders gained entry to a secure site at a property in Alderhay Lane by damaging an electric fence, before breaking into a secure outbuilding.

Items stolen in the burglary include:

  • 2 small quad bikes
  • Silver apache 125cc quad bike
  • White Suzuki motorbike with a blue seat and stickers
  • Husqvarna strimmer
  • Orange Stihhl leaf blower
  • Chainsaw, hedge cutters, circular saw and 2 strimmers.

Also taken during the break-in is a range of hair care products of the make ‘TAHE’. This is a unique brand of products that are not widely available in the UK. Stolen items of this brand include :

  • 24 boxes of hair tints
  • 20 ‘s curl’ curling tongs
  • Shampoo

Anyone with any information on the incident, or is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 163 of 2 February.

Alternatively, they can contact 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.

 

Distraction burglary appeal: Tamworth

Officers are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Tamworth.

The incident occurred at around 2.30pm on Friday 22 January in the Glascote area of Tamworth.

A man tricked an elderly lady into handing over a large sum of money after claiming he had carried out work for her neighbour and she was responsible for part payment. He followed her into her property and demanded that she pay him in cash. After further distracting her, he has then gone on to steal more money from the property.

The man is described as white, with a large build, aged in his 50’s and was wearing brown clothes. He was seen in the area driving a silver coloured Flat bed type van with blacked out back windows.

If you recognise the description of the man or the vehicle, or if you think you may have been a victim to this man in similar circumstances, officers are keen to hear from you.

Chief Inspector Steve Smith, Commander of Tamworth Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“If you’re contacted out of the blue by a company/charity then be on your guard and do not get drawn into accepting a service you never sought. Likewise, if a cold caller knocks on your door, don’t let them in and don’t be afraid to ask for ID so you can check and verify who they are with the company themselves. Call the police on 101 if you are suspicious and please remind elderly neighbours and family so they can avoid becoming a victim”.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 417 of 22 January.

Alternatively, they can contact 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.

 

Charity shops broken into in Uttoxeter

We received three calls yesterday morning (Tuesday 26 January) reporting burglaries at charity shops in Uttoxeter.

The break-ins all happened between 5.10pm on Monday 25th January and 8.30am on Tuesday morning, 26th January at The Maltings in the town centre.

Offenders smashed the glass on the front door to Barnardo’s Charity Shop and stole an electronic coded wall safe and contents, including cash and keys. Other items stolen include:

  • A silver Tiffany & Co necklace
  • A Nikon camera
  • A green coloured Sylvac bird ornament
  • Various items of jewellery.

(Incident number 144 of January 26)

Offenders forced the lower glass pane to the front entrance door to Katharine House Hospice Shop and attempted to rip the safe from the wall, before damaging the door in an attempt to open it. Ten necklaces were stolen.
(Incident number 119 of January 26).

Offenders attempted to break-in to the British Red Cross Shop by smashing the front window. Entry was not gained and nothing was stolen.
(Incident number 121 of January 26)

Chief Inspector Steve Maskrey, Commander of East Staffs Local Policing Team (LPT), said:

“I urge anyone offered goods for sale in suspicious circumstances to call the police, that gives us the opportunity to investigate and work to return stolen property to the rightful owner”.

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

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

 

 

Tools and machinery stolen in Seisdon

We received a call just after 10am this morning (Thursday 21 January) reporting a burglary in Seisdon.

Between 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) and 9.30am this morning offenders have forced entry to the site on Tinkers Castle Road and broken into storage outbuildings, stealing tools and garden equipment.

Items stolen include:

  • 2 Honda petrol lawnmowers, red and black in colour
  • 1 Stihl FS76 petrol hedge strimmer, orange and black
  • 1 bucket of various machine mart spanners
  • Steering wheel lock

Anyone with any information on the incident, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 196 of 21 January.

You can also report crime by contactacting 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.