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Criminal Damage to Vehicle - Gatwick Garth

Alert message sent 29/03/2020 11:48:00

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A crime has been reported in your neighbourhood

Dear Resident
Humberside Police are investigating a report of Criminal Damage to 2 vehicles from Gatwick Garth, Hull. The incident occurred between 1pm and 4.30pm on 28/03/2020. The offender(s) have approached 2 parked vehicles and use force to damage the wing mirrors on the vehicle.
If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time or have information on the whereabouts of the stolen property, or have any information about the offenders please contact the police on the new telephone number 101 quoting Investigation number 16/40154/20 or 16/40147/20.
Alternatively you could call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You don’t have to leave your name and you may even receive a reward.
 Remember to keep your own property secure to reduce the opportunity for thieves. Whenever possible lock your doors and windows in unoccupied rooms even if you are in the house.
Please be reminded to lock your doors and to keep any security gates closed and locked at all times
We also advise residents not to leave high value items on display as they may entice thieves.
To assist us in identifying stolen property please consider property marking high value items using Smartwater or UV pens.  You are also advised to register property at which is a free on-line property register used by police forces nationwide to reunite stolen goods to their owners. All you have to do is register on-line and then upload properties electrical items serial numbers.
Crime Prevention Advice –
 If your property has been damaged repair it as quick as possible. Any existing damage is likely to attract more to be committed.
Keep a record of the details of all events you think are related to the damage including dates and times.
If possible and without putting yourself at risk, try to get photographic evidence of the incidents and damage caused.
If there is something attracting antisocial behavior to your neighbourhood contact your Local Authority ASB team and tell them. If a supply of rocks, stones or empty bottles is being used to cause the damage, could they be moved out of harm’s way?
Improve the chances of any offender being seen, reduce hedges, increase lighting and if on private land consider CCTV & signage.
Key Activities –
Consider reviewing the general security of the property and follow the full domestic survey guide
Speak to neighbours, appraise them of the damage being caused and ask them to be vigilant and report any suspicious occurrence to the Police or ASB Team as appropriate.
Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Network. Offenders are less likely to cause damage in an area where people care.
If leaving your bike unattended choose busy well populated cycle racks, where there are many passing potential witnesses.
Make a difference in your community – help us to help you!
Martin Wood
PCSO 7841 Wood
Kingswood Ward
Bransholme Police Station
Emergency – 999
Non-Emergency - 101
Contact for advice or to discuss local issues – 07464649404 (please not to be used this number to report emergency or non-emergency incidents)
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