Appeal Crime Prevention Thefts and Scams

Alert message sent 25/06/2021 17:47:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


We have suffered several incidents of vehicle crime last night in the area between 22:40 – 02:30 (24th into 25th)

Two people were arrested but we would really appreciate if anyone with CCTV around the area of New Road, Grove Road, Sketchley Road and Windsor Street could review their footage for the above times and get in touch as soon as possible with any information involving criminal/suspicious activity, if you have not already spoken to officers. My Email is Crime number 21*352868

Don’t forget we are having a small crime prevention/beat surgery outside the Millennium Hall this Saturday (26th June from around 15:00-18:00). It would be great to see you if you fancy popping by for a chat. There will be a selection of sold at cost items including shed alarms, car key wallets, fence spikes, personal attack alarms any many other basic items. We are holding this activity as a result of a few incidents over the last week. If you can’t attend but would like any crime prevention advice/support then drop me an Email to

 Items sold at cost for home security

Theft from Shed on Bullfurlong Lane sometime between 18:00 on 18th and 12:00 on the 19th. Items taken include a women’s silver and pink bicycle with a pink mudguard, a Bosch hedge trimmer and a Bosch hammer drill. Please contact us reference 21*344739 if you have any information around this incident. Please be vigilant around this type of crime. You can alarm sheds and use signage to deter these opportunistic criminals.

Theft of tools from van on Lychgate Lane between 22:30 on 23rd and 08:00 on 24th. Items taken from the van by way of damaging the side door include a disc cutter, Bosch drill and small grinder. Crime number 21*351115

Over the last week we have had several incidents like theft from gardens, sheds and vehicles. Criminals are looking for opportunities so please be aware and don’t leave valuables in vehicles, lock/alarm sheds, lock up bicycles and gates. I you are planning on going away over the coming weeks/months please remove cash and jewellery from your property.

Scams from residents

A local has got in touch to say they received a phone call from someone claiming to be from Maples Surgery. The resident put the phone down and called the surgery to confirm it was not them. We are not sure what this call was about or if there was a potential scam behind it but please remember to never give your personal details out over the phone, especially bank details.

Norton360 Protection Email scam

“Dear Subscriber,
 Your 365 Days subscription for Norton protection has been successfully renewed and updated. The debited amount will be reflected within next 24 to 48 hr on your account statement.
 Invoice No. : NY145*****
 Product Name : Norton Order Date : June-24-2021 Expiration Date : 1 Year from the date of purchase Prices : $431.55 Payment Method : Auto-Renewal
If you wish to cancel this subscription then please feel free to contact our accounts department as soon as possible.You can reach us on +1(616,***,283**)”

These are fishing Emails so please never call them or click on links. You can block them and mark them as spam.

Emails also from Mercedes stating “Important: Your Mercedes Benz June Statement". Lots of scams but take a look at sites like Action Fraud for some good advice. The best action to take is do not respond and block. If in doubt, directly call the company you want to speak to whether it be the bank, internet provider or delivery service.

Thank you for your time and take care.

Darren 6035

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Darren Stretton (Police, PCSO 6035, Hinckley and Blaby NPA, Burbage)

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