Local Crime Update for 6 days ending 8.11.19.

NB : Under the Data Protection Act, we are advised we should not usually identify, or provide information that can easily identify an individual. In such cases part information will be omitted e.g. an asterisk may be used in place of one letter of a suspect vehicle.

Oakham Beat.

Barleythorpe – Burglary dwelling, Brocklesbank Road, about 1.50am 2.11.19 (Sat).  Occupant awoke to find one man in house and another outside.  Both ran off. Means of entry not known, nothing stolen, no description.

Any person with CCTV in vicinity please check and forward any positive information by tel 101 to Eastern Counties Crime Investigations Unit quoting re 19*586432.

Oakham – Criminal damage to shop window of Woolzone, Northgate, between 4pm 4.11 and 10am 6.11.19.  1″ diameter hole in front window.

Oakham – Theft of cash float from taxi outside Tescos, South Street, between 10am-10.5am 7.11.19 (Thurs).  Driver goes into store, during absence £60 float stolen.  Vehicle not locked.

Rutland North Beat.

Langham – Theft of cattle ‘Head Scoop’, between 9am, 31.10 and 9am 2.11.19, from field at Mickley Lodge farm, Burley Road.  Thieves unscrewed Scoop from cattle crush.  Valued £500-£550 it was specially made and much bigger than the normal scoop.

Whilst not identical a Head Scoop is shown below.

Little Casterton – Theft of vehicle from Rutland Car and Van Hire, Old Great North Road.  Theft before 3.11.19.  Stolen blue Ford Transit van model 125 T350 Index BV12 EZ0.

Cottesmore – Criminal damage (2 cases) to nearside wing mirrors of two cars parked in Nether Close, between 7.25m 2.11.19 and 5.20am 3.11.19.  One vehicle in layby and second on road opposite.

Clipsham – Burglary dwelling, between 5pm 1.11.19 and 10am 4.11.19, New Road.  Entry believed by insecure rear door.  Stolen a pair of cuff links, a silver salver plate, and a silver cup.

Rutland South Beat.

Gunthorpe – Theft of green Land Rover 4×4 Index FFP 240F overnight 5/6.11.19, from farmyard off Uppingham Road.

Anyone with a Land Rover is asked to pay particular attention to security.  There have been several thefts of this type of vehicle in our area with one vehicle found partially stripped at Wing.  These are not casual thefts and are located by reconnaissance from out of county thieves.  If possible, keep out of casual view e.g. barn or garage (if it fits).  More than one type of security will help.

Tips for security are contained in the article below from Land Rover Owner International.  Also see ‘Landywatch.




Russ Horne.

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