July News from Neighbourhood Watch
Passers by seemingly in need are fraudulent
2012 Olympic Games
If you are attending Olympic event(s) and plan to travel on public transport, please take precautions at all times, especially in crowded places.
Please ensure that your purse, wallet, mobile phone, camera, Olympic Tickets and indeed anything of value are pushed safely deep down inside bags and ensure that bags remains closed at all times. Never leave a bag unattended even for a moment. A professional thief can strike unnoticed in seconds and sadly many victims will not know they have been targeted until too late.
Fixed Penalty Notices
As most residents park their vehicles in Westbury Place with two wheels on the pavement, one resident appealed and was given a very different reason why the £45 Fixed Penalty Notice was issued:
From Hounslow Council’s Parking Services Department
Please take extra care should you park your vehicles too near to junctions , as it could be costly.
Obtaining Money by Deception
If anyone who you do not recognize stops you in the street, or indeed, knocks on your front door with a story aimed at gaining your trust and sympathy and who then asks for money, please get a description send them away, or dial 101 and inform the police.
You could also direct them immediately to Brentford Police Station, where the police are better equipped to handle such emergencies. If they continue to cause a nuisance, dial 999.
The Brentford Safer Neighbourhoods Team has been informed of this incident.
Petty Crime - Neighbourhood Watch
July 18, 2012