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Bulletin 14   May 13th – May 19th   2020

Dear Neighbourhood Watch Members

If the weather forecast is correct we should all experience sunshine and warmer temperatures this week. A word of warning if you decide to venture out for a walk a little further from home and to visit some of the woodland areas around Tandridge.  Every year we have many instances of parked vehicles, in woodland areas in particular, being broken into and handbags or other items that are visible inside the vehicle being stolen.

 Please secrete such items before leaving the vehicle. Check before you place items in the boot that other people are not hanging around in the vicinity or sitting in a car close by as they may be watching to see what is being placed in the boot.

The boots of many cars can be accessed from inside the car if entry is gained that way and therefore it is worth considering whether you should be leaving valuable items in the boot at all whilst leaving your vehicle unattended in car parks that are in an isolated area.

Karen Hughes

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector

Can you help with these incidents?

Following a Police pursuit at the weekend across the south of the borough two males were eventually stopped in Oxted and arrested after ramming the police vehicle trying to make good their escape.

Found in the boot were granite looking bricks (well what's left of them after some were thrown at the pursuing Police vehicle!).

We suspect they may have been stolen but can't see any reports that may relate. Our enquiries continue.

Photos of the bricks have been placed on The Tandridge Beat Facebook page .If you know where they may have come from please call 101 and quote ref 4520005064.

Outwood Lane, Bletchingley

Two males were involved in the theft of a Catalytic convertor about 1.30pm May 18th.
They left heading left onto the A25 towards Redhill in such haste that their boot was still open. We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this and specifically to anyone who may have dash camera footage. We have no further details around the car type or colour on this occasion.
The theft of catalytic converters sadly appears to be starting up again across the Borough and beyond. Their brazen nature often gives people the impression that they are genuinely working on a vehicle. We would urge you to report any small groups of males (often 2) seen working under Lexus, Toyota  or Honda type vehicles specifically armed with a reciprocating saw and a trolley jack and wearing protective masks.

On May 19th a black Mini Cooper with black wheel trims index WK13XCD was used by suspects involved in another incident in Caterham on the Hill. A photo of this vehicle has been placed on the Tandridge Beat Facebook page.

Any information on these incidents can be reported on 101 quoting reference 45200051139.


Officers dealt with 4 Covid-19 incidents over the past week by way of either issuing words of advice or Penalty Notices.


 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.


Burglary Business and Community

Antlands Lane East, Shipley Bridge. Between 17.00 May 16th and 08.30 May 17th a compound was entered and then two containers broken into. A large number of building tools/equipment were stolen (ref 45200050775).

Criminal Damage

Copthorne Road, Felbridge. Between 17.30 and 17.45 a large picnic bench and a stack of car tyres were thrown into a lake, the jetty broken and several paddle boards and kayaks were taken onto the lake (ref 45200051529).

Vehicle Crime

Saxbys Lane, Lingfield – Theft. Between 19.30 May 18th and 00.36 May 19th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200051792).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Godstone Road, Bletchingley. Between 00.01 and 08.00 May 13th a lawn mower was stolen from a garden shed. A mountain bike and Dewalt saw were stolen from another shed after the door was ripped off its hinges. An aluminium ladder was also removed from a shed but discarded in a field and items taken from another (45200049347/49348/49439/49400).

High Street, Bletchingley. Between 00.00 and 11.00 May 17th an outbuilding was entered, panelling kicked in and two bikes stolen (ref 45200050787).

Criminal Damage

Hickmans Close, Godstone.  Sometime between March 13th and May 13th a fence behind a property has been scaled on a number of occasions causing damage and a wooden log store entered although nothing has been stolen (ref 45200050483).

Vehicle Crime

Lagham Road, South Godstone – Theft. Overnight May 17th to 18th a car exhaust was stolen from a car parked on a driveway (ref 45200051097).

Easter Way, South Godstone – Theft. Between 22.00 May 18th to 06.00 May 19th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (45200051467).

Pendell Road, Bletchingley – Theft. Between 21.00 May 18th and 09.30 May 19th the window of a car was smashed and a wallet stolen (45200051447).

Warwick Wold, Bletchingley – Theft. Between 03.00 and 03.10 May 19th someone entered the grounds of a property , walked over to a car, opened the unlocked door and stole loose change (ref 45200051479).

Tylers Close, Godstone – Theft. Sometime between May 16th and 19th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (45200051786).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Memorial Close, Oxted. Overnight May 13th to 14th a front door handle of a house was damaged  in a failed attempt to gain entry  (ref 45200049748).


Burglary Residential including sheds and garages

Eldon Road, Caterham. Sometime between April 8th and May 14th the lock on a shed was forcibly removed but nothing stolen (ref 45200050139).

Vehicle Crime

Stafford Road, Caterham – Theft. Between 20.00 May 18th and 07.30 May 19th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200051570).

Banstead Road, Caterham on the Hill -  Attempted Theft  .Around 16.05 May 19th suspects were disturbed by a neighbour as they tried to remove a catalytic converter from a car. The suspects were driving a black Mini Cooper with black wheel trims index WK13XCD  (ref  45200051701).


Vehicle Crime

Limpsfield Road, Warlingham - Theft. Between 15.15 and 16.30 May 15th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car parked in a public carpark (ref 45200050311).

Westhall Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 15.28 and 15.40 a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200050756).

Shelton Avenue, Warlingham – Theft. Between May 12th and May 16th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car parked on a driveway (ref 45200050414).

Landscape Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 23.00 May 17th and 13.30 May 18th the front and rear index plates of a car were stolen (ref 45200051189).

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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