Sussex Police Weekly Update

Chichester Neighbourhood Policing Team
 
05 September – 12 September
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  • A telephone scammer who called two people in Emsworth this week to try to get them to reveal vital bank details was left empty-handed when those targeted refused to co-operate.
    Police were delighted that the message to be suspicious of any calls purporting to come from officers or from a bank or building society seeking account information appears to be getting through.
    In each case the criminal rang potential victims, purporting to be a DC Adams from Hammersmith Police or PC Chappel from the Metropolitan Police, and told them that they had been the victim of a scam.
    Pretending that this was being investigated, they then sought confidential bank details which would have provided direct access to their accounts.

    PCSO Jason Lemm said: “It is encouraging to know that people are becoming more alert to the tricks being tried by scammers to get hold of their personal information. Whatever you may be told, under no circumstances would the police or a bank request your PIN number or personal details over the telephone or arrange collection of your bank cards from your home address, as has happened in some instances. I urge anyone reading or hearing this message to pass it on to any friends and relatives who may not be aware of this particular type of targeted fraud, to prevent any vulnerable friends or family members from becoming victims.

    If you have any information, whether you have received similar calls or know someone who has been a victim of this crime, contact Sussex Police via 101 or email
    101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Edisto. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
    For on-line advice on fraud prevention, go to www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/ask-us/fraud,-scams-and-financial-issues/what-can-i-do-to-prevent-fraud.
    The ‘Little Book Of Big Scams’ also gives advice on how to prevent a wide variety of frauds www.sussex.police.uk/media/480981/sussex_police_the_little_book_of_big_scams_online_22.03.13.pdf

  • Seen something suspicious? Tell us straight away so we have a chance to respond by calling 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is about to be committed.
 
 Crime Update
If you have seen or heard anything related to these incidents please contact  Sussex Police here, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk, call 101 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
Friday 05 September to Friday 12 September
 
Area
Ref
Date
Details
Chichester
 
 
1304
07/09
The Copse – Overnight 6/9 – 7/9 a 6ft hedge at the location was damaged.
0169
08/09
Gilbert Road – Between midnight – 6.20am 8/9 an electric blue Carrera mountain bike locked up at the location was stolen.
0902
08/09
Grosvenor Road – Overnight 7/9 – 8/9 a home at the location was broken into. Access was gained by smashing a rear window but it is unknown at this stage if anything is stolen.
0931
08/09
Freeland Close – Overnight 5/9 – 6/9 a vehicle parked at the location had a tyre slashed.
1548
09/09
Train Station – Between 6pm – 8pm 9/9 a Dunlop white and red mountain bike was stolen.
0552
10/09
Ashburnham Close – Between 3am – 7am 10/9 two pints of milk were stolen from a driveway at the location.
0691
04/09
Croft Mead – Between 7/9 – 10/9 a vehicle parked at the location was keyed.
Chichester North
 
0744
07/09
West Dean – At approximately midnight 6/9 a window of a vehicle parked at the location was smashed.
1874
08/09
Westhampnett – Tilemakers Close – Between 6/9 – 8/9 a blue and silver bike was stolen from a communal bike shed.
0260
09/09
Westhampnett – Coach Road – Between 1/9 – 9/9 an outbuilding in the location was broken into and a power pack was stolen.
Chichester East
 
0939
07/09
Merston – Overnight 6/9 – 7/9 a garage at the location was broken into and a wood saw, electric drill and a set of spanners were stolen.
Chichester
West
 
1246
05/09
Thorney Island – Church Road – At approximately 5.30pm a male was arrested at the location for attempting to steal a boat.
0747
06/09
Rowlands Castle– At approximately 9pm 5/9 we received reports of poachers in the area.
1526
06/09
Thorney Island – Church Road – Between 23/8 – 6/9 a small tender was stolen from the location.
0093
08/09
Bosham – Taylors Lane – Between 16/8 – 7/9 a 15hp Yamaha engine was stolen from the location.
0302
08/09
Stansted Park – Rowlands Castle – Overnight 7/9 -8/9 access was gained to private land and fuel was stolen from a yard.
0596
09/09
Emsworth – Manor Gardens – Ongoing reports of mini motos riding up and down in an anti social and dangerous manner.
0985
10/09
Bosham – Walton Lane – Between 7.10am – 3.10pm 10/9 an attempt was made to gain access to a home via rear patio doors.
0148
12/09
Emsworth – Mill Road – Between 2.30pm – 3.30pm 12/9 a vehicle parked at the location had two tyres slashed and both wing mirrors damaged.