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|Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)|
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of theft from a secured vehicle in Uppingham. Exact date and timings are unknown but resulted in the loss of a high value tools.
One report of the theft of a secured cycle from a front garden in Oakham. This incident occurred during daylight hours.
One report of burglary from a secured garage in Empingham. Access was gained to the garage via the side entrance by unknown means. This incident occurred during daylight hours and resulted in the loss of a cycle.
One report of the theft of a significant amount of lead from St Marys church roof in Manton.
This incident occurred over a 24 hour period between 2 & 3 August.
Beat Surgery and property marking event at Sykes Lane car park, Empingham, on 11th August between 10:00 and 11:00.
Beat Surgery at St Andrews Church, Hambleton on 18th August between 11:00 and 12:00
Beat Surgery at the Methodist Church, Orange Street, Uppingham on Friday 19th August between 11:00 and 12:00.
Beat Surgery at the Bus Station, St John Street, Oakham on 20th August at 10:00.
Property marking event at the Town Hall, High Street East, Uppingham on 21st August between 14:00 and 15:00.
Scams – A recent scam has being going the rounds in Rutland where callers are claiming residents can receive a Council Tax rebate. One local resident has already lost money through this scam.
Another scam is a phone call from Microsoft/computer company saying there is either an error or virus on your system. The caller eventually talks you into letting them take control of your computer and all your data is stolen.
Another scam came in today with the caller claiming to be from TalkTalk and offering a refund for poor services. This was a very professional scam with the person concerned losing a large amount of money.
Please be aware and do not give out your bank details to unknown callers and do not make cash payments however convincing they may sound and do not let anyone tell you what to do on your computer.
Anyone with information about a crime in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can call Leicestershire Police by dialing 101 (calls cost 15p) or call Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.