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Weekly Bulletin - Arun District
Alert message sent 30/01/2020 10:24:00
Information sent on behalf of Sussex Police
Monday 20 January - Sunday 26 January
News and appeals
Numerous arrests made over the past week by our Officers. Offences include:- breach of criminal behaviour order, motor vehicle taken without consent, burglary dwelling, vehicle interference, theft of motor vehicle, driving with no insurance, domestic assault, theft, shoplifting, assault police, possession of a Class A drug, going equipped, affray, driving whilst disqualified, actual bodily harm, theft of cycle, drug driving, possession of a firearm, excess alcohol, trespass on a railway line, common assault and attempt child abduction.
Are you and your older family members wise to courier fraud?
Fraudsters target victims pretending to be the police or bank to con money out of them. Out of the 550 reports we had last year, 67% of victims lived alone and 78% were aged 75 and over.
Remember that your bank or the police would never ask for your PIN, password or to withdraw or transfer money.
👉 Click here for advice on spotting and preventing this sort of crime - and please share it with your friends and family https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/sussex/news/force-news/sussex-police-warns-of-courier-fraud-dangers/
Begging We are aware of a man and a woman begging together as a couple in the car parks outside Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Marks and Spencer in Bognor Regis.
We would urge you not to give them money and report any incidents of begging to either us or Arun District Council (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0808 141 2800). Details of how to donate to local charities supporting rough sleepers can be found here www.arun.gov.uk/donate
Who will call on you today? We have received reports of doorstep traders operating in Bognor Regis. Whilst some doorstep traders are genuine, doorstop criminals will use any excuse to enter your home to steal, or charge inflated prices for ‘repairs’.
Bogus callers will often use a good fake ID. Genuine callers won’t mind if you take the time to establish their identity by calling their employer.
Remember – its OK to say NO and to tell them to leave. Always keep the chain on if you need to open the door. Never employ passing traders who cold call, and never feel pressured to say yes.
Servite Close, Bognor – Overnight on Wednesday 22 January, a blue AJS Digita 50cc moped was stolen from the front garden of an address. Serial 0343 of 22/01.
Aldwick Fields, Aldwick – Overnight on Wednesday 22 January a vehicle was entered and sweets stolen. Serial 0407 of 23/01.
Hazel Road, Bersted – Overnight on Thursday 23 January a motorcycle was stolen from a communal car park. Serial 0153 of 24/01.
London Road, Hotham – Overnight on Friday 24 January an insecure vehicle was entered and a wallet stolen. Serial 0335 of 25/01.
Court Hill Car Park, Slindon – On Saturday 25 January, the windows to a vehicle were smashed and an old Dyson hoover and a raincoat were stolen. Serial 0349 of 25/01.
Meaden Way, Felpham - Overnight on Friday 24 January a Sinnis Harrier 125cc moped (black- red trim around seat) was stolen. Serial 0381 of 25/01.
Stocker Road, Marine – Overnight on Friday 24 January a vehicle was broken into and a work bag containing beauty lamps and podiatry items stolen. Serial 0390 of 25/01.
Sundale Lane, Middleton – On Thursday 23 January between 11.00 am and 1.15 pm a property was broken into and silver jewellery was stolen. Serial 0673 of 23/01.
Littlehampton, Arundel and Surround
River Road, River – Overnight on 20 January front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle. Serial 0685 of 21/01.
Priory Road, Arundel – On Tuesday 21 January between 7.00 pm and 7.35 am a motorcycle was stolen. Serial 0169 of 22/01.
Saxon Close, East Preston – Overnight on Wednesday 22 January there was an attempt break to a property via a small lounge window, no entry was gained. Serial 0401 of 23/01.
The Crossways, Wick – On Thursday 23 January between 6.00 am and 1.00 pm a property was broken into and a Samsung phone stolen. Serial 0610 of 23/01.
Eastergate Green, Rustington – On Saturday 25 January there was a report of 3 garages having been broken into and an attempt to another. Serial 0318 of 25/01.
Arundel Road, Littlehampton – Overnight on Friday 24 January a business was broken into; money, laptop and two scan tools were stolen. Serial 0361 of 25/01.
Cotswold Way, East Preston – On Sunday 26 January during the morning a property was broken into; a stereo and medication was stolen. Serial 0822 of 26/01.
Rustington Retail Park – On Tuesday 21 January there was a report of cars revving their engines very loudly in the car park. Serial 0071 of 22/01.
Hawthorn Road, Orchard – On Sunday 25 January, just after mid-night there as a report of approximately 6 youths throwing wheelie bins into the road. Serial 0037 of 25/01.
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