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|Will Ryan (Police, Enquiry Officer, Rutland)|
RUTLAND NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRIEF
Local Crime Alert
Since the last Neighbourhood watch brief we have had one report of burglary of a secured dwelling in Uppingham. This happened during daylight hours and entry was gained by forcing a rear window frame. This incident occurred when the owners were away.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in Ketton. This happened during the hours of darkness and entry was gained by forcing the side door lock.
One report of theft from a secured vehicle in Langham. This happened during the hours of darkness and resulted in the loss of the rear number plate.
Beat Surgery. Baptist Church, Melton Road, Oakham on 18th Jun at 10:00.
Beat Surgery. Library, High Street, Ketton on 28th Jun between 10:00-11:00.
Over the last few months, there have been an increasing number of reports of scams being received by Rutland residents.
Scams come in many different forms and can be letters, emails, phone calls or even door step traders, all with the sole intention of obtaining money through deception or fraud. There are many different types of scams, such as fake lotteries and prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams and pyramid selling.
If you can tick off one or more of the following, it’s probably a scam and you should be suspicious:
Do not be embarrassed to report a scam. Modern day scammers are cunning and clever and there is no shame in being deceived. By reporting you will make it more difficult for them to deceive others.
For more information or to report a scam, go to the police’s Action Fraud website. http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or call 0300 123 2040 (Local network rates apply).
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.