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Crime sheet 1/11/04 to 7/11/04

Contributed by editor on Nov 10, 2004 - 10:23 PM


COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Crime Sheet 01/11 to 07/11

<FONT color=navy>02/11/04
Between 0800hrs & 1645hrs 02/11/04
Theft of Pedal Cycle
REAR GARDEN, GREBE CLOSE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE

Reported by the Ip - she states that her 11-year-old son left his BMX in the back garden of their address with a padlock attached. It was last seen this morning about 0800 hrs and discovered missing at 1630 hrs

REDLINE BMX colour red.

<FONT color=navy>03/11/04
Between 2100hrs 02/11/04 & 0745hrs 03/11/04
Theft from Motor Vehicle
HOG GREEN ELHAM, CANTERBURY

The Ip has reported that sometime between the times stated unknown offender(s) have broken the rear passenger window to his van and stolen the van stereo and some power tools from inside. No attempt has been made to take the vehicle.

<FONT color=navy>03/11/04
Between 1700hrs 02/11/04 & 0600hrs 03/11/04
Attempted Theft from Motor Vehicle
HIGH STREET ELHAM, CANTERBURY

IP thinks may have left passenger door unlocked. No damage to outside of vehicle but entry gained & locked glove compartment was forced open.

<FONT color=navy>03/11/04
Between 2200hrs 02/11/04 & 0700hrs 03/11/04
Theft from Motor Vehicle
OLD ROAD ELHAM, CANTERBURY

IP is reporting o­n her behalf, a break to her vehicle overnight. The n/s rear quarter window was smashed by means unknown, entry was gained to the vehicle, glove box riffled through and items left in the passenger foot well. No damage to ignition.

<FONT color=navy>03/11/04
Between 1200hrs & 1730hrs 03/11/04
Burglary Other
REAR GARDEN ST LUKES WALK HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE

Informant states that they were expecting a delivery from Argos today, they had agreed with Argos for them to leave the boxed cabinet in the shed in the back garden in the afternoon. The shed was not locked, neither was the back gate. When the IP got home she went to the shed and found the delivery note but no cabinet. They phoned Argos who checked with their couriers and told them it had been delivered. IP believes unknown person has entered the back garden and the insecure shed and stolen the cabinet.

<FONT color=navy>06/11/04
Between 1900hrs 05/11/04
& 0920hrs 06/11/04
Theft of Motor Vehicle
MAYFIELD ROAD LYMINGE, FOLKESTONE

SUZUKI Scooter Found 07/11/04 PARAKER WAY HYTHE

<FONT color=navy>URGENT ADVICE ATM's

<FONT color=navy>In the last few weeks we have started to see an increase in the number of cards being compromised at ATM's.

Please be extra vigilant when using this type of machine

The Offenders often work in groups of four or five. They will often disable other nearby machines or place 'Out of order notices' o­n them.

Devices attached to the machines will skim magnetic strips and record pin No's, They are normally not attached for more than an hour, and usually o­nly in the evenings, when the machines are busy and the banks are closed.

Offenders will stay close to the machines. The equipment they attach cost thousands of pounds and they will use violence to protect it.

Suspect offenders are described as being of Eastern European appearance, but again this is not always the case.

Do not try to remove any suspect device

Report it. Use 999 to call the Police. Do not put yourself at risk.

Do not use any machine you suspect to have been tampered with.

If you have any information in relation to any crime. Please contact the Watch Office o­n 01304 218151 or ring
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 You do not have to give your name and you maybe eligible for a reward.

To Report suspicious incidents and problems you cannot resolve yourself 01303 850055

or

To report crime that has happened to you and the offenders have gone 01303 289134

If you would like to help with Neighbourhood Watch or would like to know more about what is involved, you can contact the Neighbourhood Watch & Parish Liaison Office at Dover Police Station o­n 01304 218151