Watch out for
|An update from PC Burnham on bogus callers|
|I have had a report of a bogus caller in the Stock &
Margaretting area, he attempted to gain entry by using the excuse that he
needed to measure a bed in order for it to be replaced. Measuring carpets seems
to be the other excuse.
I fear this maybe the start of another spate. Please ask for identification and if in doubt phone the police.
I've also had a report of a couple of shed burglaries in Stock and Highwood, my worry is that these people have waited for all their victims to replace their items from last time. Please lock up and report any strange occurrences, rely on your sixth sense!!
Also number plates, please try to get registration numbers
PC 643 Jason Burnham
Burglary and Garden Machinery Theft Warning
Stock and the surrounding area has been targeted by
a group of thieves. A significant amount of garden machinery has been stolen,
and in one instance, the householder who disturbed the perpetrators, was
assaulted. One vehicle, believed to have been used in connection with these
thefts, is a white, drop-side, Transit van with trailer. The thefts have been
taking place during the day. The perpetrators usually check for the presence of
the occupier of the premises before carrying out the theft.
|Doorstep Selling Trading standards have had a call from a Stock resident who has been approached by JJ Construction with spare gravel (left over from a nearby job!). He offered to lay the gravel cheaply, the resident declined but the guy said he would come back. The traders name was John, driving an open white pick-up. It was explained to the consumer that "John" was legally required to let customers have a written 7 day cooling off period|