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St Alphege Neighbourhood Policing Team update

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Here is the latest update from the St Alphege Neighbourhood Team


St Alphege 9th  April 2024 -  17th April 2024


There have been no burglaries reported during this period.

Vehicle Crime

Between 10:00pm on Monday 8th and 9:25am on Tuesday 9th a grey TOYOTA CH-R was stolen from SOMERBY DRIVE. It is not known how entry was made into the car.

Between 8:00pm on Sunday 14th and 10:00am on Monday 15th a black FORD KUGA was stolen from GLASTON DRIVE, once again it is not known how entry was gained into the car.


2 speed watch sessions were hold on Sharmans Cross Rd and Dorchester Rd. The registered keepers of 74 vehicles have been written to advising them of their speeds.

Officers joined the town centre and Alderbrook Street Watch groups on their patrols.


Remember, crime prevention is all about making it difficult for offenders to break in to your property or steal your vehicles. If they have to spend more time or make more noise than they want to they may give up and look elsewhere.

Please consider anti-snap locks to all outside doors. Look for at least 3 stars and the Kitemark when purchasing them.

Put wheelie bins at the rear of your property away from gates and fences if you can. These can be used as a means to get over your fence and into your rear garden. 

If you have a side gate or a fence bordering your garden then think about something called PRIKA STRIP. This is strips of hard rubber spikes that can be run along flat surfaces such as gates, fences and roofs, anybody attempting to climb on or over will find it difficult to put their hands on the surface due to these spikes.

Please consider a good steering lock for your vehicles, and check that your vehicle is locked before you walk away from it.

Tamper proof screws for number plates are a good idea to protect number plates from being stolen.

Pickpockets and purse dippers are active in the town centre. Always make sure handbags are zipped up,never leave your handbag or purse unattended on a shopping trolley, pushchair or wheelchair. Always be aware of your surroundings and the people around you when withdrawing cash. A simple tactic against this type of crime is to attach small bells to your purse so that they jingle when purses are being moved.

If you use a bike to get out and about think about the lock that you secure it with. A D lock is one such lock. Simple chains can be cut through in seconds.

Please take 5 mins to read about ways you can prevent burglary and vehicle theft

Residential burglary | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

Theft of motor vehicle | Your Options | West Midlands Police (west-midlands.police.uk)

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