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Bulletin 3   January 30th – February 13th 2020
 
Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

Over the past few weeks or so we have seen an increase in motor vehicle offences in the Tandridge area. Catalytic Converters are being stolen from specific vehicles. Makes & Models specifically being targeted are Lexus RX400, Honda Accord & Jazz, Toyota Prius & Auris.

The criminals have been known to commit offences directly in front of the public who were unaware of their actions.

A catalytic converter is contained in a box on the exhaust pipe under a car. In order to steal it, thieves slide under the car and use high powered cutting tools to detach the box from the pipes around it. The internal metals are expensive and include metals such as palladium, rhodium, and platinum. The thieves sell the converters for a couple of hundred pounds per piece, depending on the size of the converter and the current rate for the metals inside it. It could cost you up to £2,000 to replace a catalytic converter.

To reduce the risk we advise:  

Parking your car in a garage overnight if you have one.
Ensuring your car is parked to make accessing the catalytic converter harder.
Trying to park in a location that is well-lit and overlooked.
Installing CCTV to cover where your car is parked . 
If you own one of the above makes, look to speak to your manufacturer about a "Catloc", a device which makes it harder for thieves to detach the catalytic converter from the bottom of the car.
You should also register your converter and mark it with a forensic marker, which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of. Visit www.securedbydesign.com for more details.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector
 
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If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:  tandridge@surrey.pnn.police.uk 

The information you provide will be read and treated in confidence when the staff are next on duty.

If your area is not referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.

Due to current staff holidays this report will be a shorted overview with normal circulations returning in the next report.

                                  CRIME REPORTS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Lingfield and Dormansland

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
Blackberry Lane, Lingfield. Between 30th January 16.00 to 1st February 2020 at 10.30
Garden shed broken into stealing electronic equipment.
The Platt, Dormansland. Between 6th February 2020 at 18.00 and 7th February 2020 at 07.30
Garage door forced open to gain entry but no property stolen.

Godstone, South Godstone, Nutfield, South Nutfield, Smallfield , Outwood and Bletchingley

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Oxted Road, Godstone. 29th January between midnight and 11.00
Forced entry through the roof of a garage to steal garden equipment
Lower South Park, South Godstone. 1st February 2020 between 17.00 and 23.30
Stables were broken into stealing a quad bike and chainsaw
Barfields, Bletchingley. Between 1st December 2019 midnight and 4th February 2020 19.22
Entered property by means unknown stealing a child’s game.
Outwood Lane, Bletchingley. Between 5th February 2020 at 21.00 and 6th February 2020 at 06.00
An attempt has been made to force the property front door but failed with no entry made.
Big Common Lane, Bletchingley. Between 2nd February 2020 at 17.00 and 7th February 2020 at 07.45
Side door to the garage was forced to gain entry then stealing electrical tools and bicycles.

Oxted  and  Hurst Green

Burglary Residential including sheds and garages 
Central Way, Oxted. Between 8th February 2020 at 09.00 and 9th February 2020 at 14.00
Forced open the garage door and stole food from a freezer within.

Caterham, Caterham on the Hill, Chaldon and Whyteleafe 
 
Burglary Business and the Community
Roffes Lane, Chaldon. 29th January 2020 at 17.55
An attempt made to force entry into a garage by damaging the door, entry not achieved.
Park Avenue, Caterham. 3rd February 2020 at 19.15
Smashed the rear patio door glass to gain entry. Searched through property stealing cash.
Stafford Road, Caterham.  4th February 2020 between 08.30 and 16.30
Forced rear window to gain entry and searched through property. Unknown what has been stolen as yet.

Warlingham
 
Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
Hillbury Road, Warlingham. 3rd February 2020 during 08.30 and 18.45
Smashed the rear conservatory door glass to gain entry. Searched through property stealing an electronic game.
Verdayne Gardens, Warlingham. Between 3rd February 2020 at 13.00 and 4th February 2020 at 10.25
Smashed a rear patio door glass to enter. Searched through stealing unknown property.
Meadway, Warlingham. 2nd February 2020 at 09.00
Smashed a rear door glass to gain entry. Searched through property with unknown results at present.
Crewes Avenue, Warlingham. 10TH February 2020 between 13.55 and 18.30
Smashed a rear door glass to gain entry then searched through rooms stealing jewellery.
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If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:  tandridge@surrey.pnn.police.uk 

The information you provide will be read and treated in confidence when the staff are next on duty.

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If crime prevention advice is required you can contact our Crime Prevention Advisor Mr Mark Howells at: Email: mark.howells@surrey.pnn.police.uk
Tel: 101

 
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Mark Howells (Surrey Police, Crime Reduction Advisor, Tandridge, Reigate and Banstead)

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