Rutland Local Crime Update for 7 days ending 8.2.20.

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.

Westgate – Theft from pre-payment machine Car Park St Anne’s Close, between 10am 2.2 and 8.10am 3.2.20.  Battery door forced, battery taken and fuse box damaged. Value £140.

North Beat.

Clipsham – Burglary residential, detached dwelling New Road, between 1pm and 6.30pm 1.2.20 by forcing rear first floor window above bay window.  Selective tidy search believed for jewellery and silverware.  Not yet known what stolen.  Man visited area offering to trim hedges or do garden jobs.  Wearing green sweatshirt with yellow writing.  No

other description.

Second Burglary residential in Clipsham, between 3.10pm 1.2 and 3.10pm 6.2.20 (Wed/Thurs), similar MO and quantity of valuable antiques and paintings stolen.  Details sparse but a vehicle seen to drive past premises (5.15pm), turns around and suspect goes to rear of premises.

If you have CCTV please check that afternoon and be alert for vehicle driving slowly or mem loitering.  Please be alert to this type of behaviour, make a note of suspect vehicles and pass info to Police on tel. 101 or 999 if crime in progress.

Whissendine – Main Street, Theft from secure motor vehicle, front and rear index plates MT09 FV* between 3pm 5.2 and 8am 6.2.20 (Wed/Thurs).

This is a very common theft in this area.  To prevent removal consider getting security screws to fasten your number plates.  The Police sometimes have these screws, but you will see from the link below (there are other sellers) they are quite cheap.

https://www.securitysafetyproducts.co.uk/security/security-screws-fixings/number-plate-security-screw-kit.php

Great Casterton – theft of defibrillator from cabinet outside Church Hall, Old Great North Road, between 3pm 6thand 1pm 7.2.20 (Thurs/Frid).

South Rutland Beat.

South Luffenham – Theft, The Farm, Pinfold Lane, between 4.30pm 4th and 5.2.20 (Tue/Wed).  Unscrewed lock to gain access to yard and attempted to steal spreader (found on its side) whilst a grain hoist had been knocked over.

Glaston – Burglary-business, entry to shipping container (used as store for equipment for tending sheep) in farm field Seaton Road.  Between 7pm 5.2 and 6.2.20 (Wed/Thurs), lock cut off.  Not yet known what stolen.

Russ Horne.

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