Fraud Newsletter (see attached) Please find attached this month’s fraud newsletter. We want to alert you to a fraudster using a particular name and a text message dating service scam that we’ve had reported to us in the last month. As ever, please help us spread the word and stop these criminals by passing this information on to friends, family and especially elderly and vulnerable people you know. If you or someone you know is vulnerable and has been a victim of fraud: Surrey Police on 101 or visit www.surrey.police.uk Sussex Police on 101 or visit www.sussex.police.uk Report fraud or attempted fraud, by contacting Action Fraud at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud or call 0300 123 2040
Shripney Road, Bersted – A property was entered via an insecure rear door and jewellery was stolen. Serial 1373 of 23/04. Annandale Avenue, Orchard – Overnight on Tuesday 23 April an insecure vehicle was entered and a pair of grey Adidas trainers stolen. Serial 0318 of 24/04. Selsey Avenue, Aldwick – Overnight on Tuesday 23 April a vehicle was broken into, nothing was stolen but damage was caused to the door lock. Serial 0784 of 24/04. Stoneage Close, Bersted – Overnight on Monday 22 April an insecure vehicle was entered and a Dash cam was stolen. Serial 0948 of 24/04. Central Avenue, Bersted – Overnight on Wednesday 24 April a van was broken into and tools stolen. Serial 0180 of 25/04. This week we received a report where a woman attended the property of an elderly man in Bognor Regis claiming to be from Barclays Bank and asking to come into the home to look at his bank statements. The Bank would NEVER do this, always check ID of anyone that comes to your door. Thankfully on this occasion no details were exchanged however if something similar happens to you, please ring 101, or report on line https://www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report/. Always call 999 in an emergency. Please click on link for preventative advice below:- https://www.sussex.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/door-to-door-courier-fraud/?fbclid=IwAR3bCgGy5eJqFTAK7yMjISlHQ2w1QbrX7fXjyJz4yv6N-oPlYc-sLlUyIg4
Littlehampton, Arundel and Surround
The Poplars, Brookfield – Overnight on Sunday 21 April a garage was entered and three parcels stolen. Serial 0019 of 23/04. There also a report of a vehicle having been broken into over the same period and a laptop stolen from the boot. Serial 0363 of 22/04 Fontwell Avenue, Eastergate – On Tuesday 23 April between 10.45 am and 13.15 pm the door to a property was forced and entry gained. Nothing to date has been reported stolen. Serial 0796 of 23/04. South Terrace, Littlehampton – Overnight on Wednesday 25 April a property was entered via an insecure window and a Next brown leather handbag was stolen. The occupant’s house and car keys were also taken. Serial 0199 of 25/04. Diary Lane, Walberton – Overnight on Friday 26 April a lock up was entered and various plant machinery stolen. Serial 0310 of 27/04. Warren Crescent, East Preston – Overnight on Monday 22 April a vehicle was entered and cash and bank cards taken from a purse within. Serial 1228 of 23/04. Langmeads Close, East Preston – Overnight on Tuesday 23 April an insecure vehicle was entered and an ipod stolen. Serial 1595 of 23/04. Anti-Social Behaviour
Sea Road, Rustington – On Wednesday 24 April, during the morning, there was a report of two males riding anti-socially and not wearing helmets. Serial 0481 of 24/04.
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