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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Car thefts in Lichfield

Officers are appealing for information after two reports of stolen vehicles in the Lichfield area.

Offenders stole a black BMW 320 parked on a residential driveway in Minors Hill, Lichfield, between 10.30pm last night (Tuesday) and 6.20am this morning. (Incident number 63 of 10 February).

In a second incident, we received a call just after 10am this morning (Wednesday 10 February) reporting the theft of a white Transit van parked in Cedar Road, Burntwood, which had just happened. (Incident number 164 of 10 February).

Anyone with any information on 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.

 

How safe is your purse? Warning to shoppers in Cannock and Rugeley

Police are issuing a warning to shoppers in Cannock and Rugeley to guard against purse thefts.

There have been several purse thefts reported over the last week from Morrisons, Aldi and Asda stores in Cannock. In each case the offenders, described as being of Eastern European origin,  have been captured on CCTV walking around the stores targeting elderly shoppers.

They are looking for people who have their bags on display before distracting them and stealing their purses. (Incident numbers 224, 281 and 317 of 5 February and 501 of 6 February)

In another incident an elderly victim was distracted in Lloyds Bank, Cannock, after taking money out from an ATM machine. He later discovered that the money had been stolen. (Incident number 342 of 3 February)

Offenders also targeted shoppers in Tesco Superstore in Rugeley, stealing a purse from a handbag. (Incident number 281 of 7 February).

Local Police Teams will be offering reassurance within the Town Centres and working with store security to try and disrupt this activity.

Shoppers are reminded of the following advice

  • Shoppers are advised to remain alert when shopping and to pay extra attention to their belongings.
  • Make sure that your purse is not easily accessible to offenders and be aware of your possessions if you are distracted as this is when your belongings are most vulnerable.
  • Bags should be kept close to the body and kept closed unless in use.
  • Purse bells are available as extra security and are to be issued by patrols in the area.

Anyone with any information on the recent thefts 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 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.

Tools stolen from van in Tamworth

We received a call just after 9.30am this morning (4 February) reporting a theft from vehicle in Tamworth.

Between 8.10am and 8.45am this morning (Thursday), offenders broke into a white Ford Transit van parked in Bonehill Road by forcing open the rear doors.

Items stolen include:

  • A selection of Dewalt tools
  • 18 volt and 14 volt drills
  • Milwarke drill
  • Hilty breaker
  • Makita DAB radio (which is very distinctive as it has Peppa pig stickers all over it).

Anyone with any information on the incidents, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, giving the incident number 142 of 4 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.

 

Car stolen from driveway in Burton

We received a call just after 8am this morning (Thursday 4 February) reporting the theft of a motor vehicle in Burton-on-Trent.

Between 10.20pm last night (Wednesday) and 8am this morning, offenders stole a black Land Rover Freelander, which was parked securely on a residential driveway on Beam Hill Road.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 101 of 4 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 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 quad bike stolen from Rugeley?

We received a call just after 2pm this afternoon (Wednesday 3 February) reporting the theft of a quad bike from Rugeley.

Between 7.30pm last night (Tuesday) and 9am this morning, offenders have stolen the quad bike from an address in Yoxall Road.

Anyone with any information on the incident is asked to contact Staffordshire police on 101, quoting incident number 344 of 3 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.

 

Have you seen bikes stolen from Birches Valley?

Officers from Cannock Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of two bikes from Rugeley.

On Saturday (30 January) between 2.30pm and 3.15pm offenders broke the locks from a bike rack, situated on the roof of a car parked in the car park at Birches Valley, and stole a Marin Mountfusion 5.8 mountain bike. The bike is described as having a white frame and black forks, with a black and blue saddle. (Incident number 515 of 30 January)

On the same day, at approximately 3.10pm offenders removed a black and orange Alpine full suspension mountain bike with orange stickers, from a secure bike rack on a car parked in the same car park. (Incident number 529 of 30 January)

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

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.

 

Have you seen stolen gold sovereign?

Officers from Newcastle Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing for information following the theft of a gold sovereign in Newcastle.

The gold 18 inch rope necklace with a half sovereign 1929/1930 coin, was reported missing from an address in Old Hall Drive, Newcastle, on 22 December 2015.

half gold sovereignAnyone with any information on the incident, or is offered any such item for sale, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 335 of 22 December 2015.

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.