Crime Update: Vehicle Crime Series
I am writing to update you regarding the vehicle crime series in Brigg and Wolds Ward. In my last update I spoke about the stolen Fiat Qubo from Tunnel Road in Wrawby being used to commit these offences.
Last night officers from the Roads Policing Team sighted the vehicle in Brigg at around 02:10 hours (18/03/2020). The vehicle failed to stop and after a short pursuit the driver ditched the vehicle and made good their escape. The vehicle was recovered and was sent for Examination by Scenes of Crime Officers.
We are hopeful that DNA and/or finger prints will finally provide us with evidence to bring these offenders to justice. Later in the morning between 04:30 hours to 06:30 hours a silver Renault Clio was stolen from an address on Grammar School Road. It was later found abandoned opposite Preston Drive in a ditch. Enquiries are ongoing to gather evidence around this incident. It is clear from this that those responsible are trying to source another vehicle to continue their activities.
All departments have been briefed about this series and the area is now getting patrols from not only Response and Community Officer but from our Roads Policing and Armed Response Colleagues when they are not dealing with ongoing incidents. Each incident is also being reviewed by the Criminal Investigation Department to identify evidence gathering opportunities along with an Intelligence Analyst being assigned from the Intelligence unit to keep track of everything.
Please spread the word amongst your neighbours and remember to lock your vehicles, take valuables out of your car and keep your properties secure. All the information we have at the moment points to the suspects being opportunistic. They are trying doors rather than breaking and entering. Do not give them that opportunity.
To report Crime that is NOT in progress you can call on 101 or use our online reporting form at: https://www.humberside.police.uk/non-emergency-crime
To report an incident in progress please use 999.
We actively monitor Social Media and it is apparent that this issue is a lot more prevalent than our figures suggest as people are not reporting incidents to Police as their vehicles are being entered but nothing taken. I cannot stress enough the importance of reporting all incidents no matter how small along with any suspicious activity. This will help us identify patterns of offending and target resources accordingly.
You can also register your valuable property to ensure the Police can return it to you if it is recovered after being stolen at: https://www.immobilise.com/
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