Robberies, Distractions and Oddities
February update from Neighbourhood Watch
Possible attempted Deception Burglary, Brook Lane North, Brentford
When power companies visit the home to check gas and electricity meters they would normally come alone and carry with them full identification.
Burglary in Isleworth
In the months leading up to the burglary if is thought that two of the suspects who carried out this particularly robbery had been knocking on doors in the Northumberland Gardens area asking if residents had odd jobs they could do?
Burglary and Vehicle Crime Warnings
The police recommend that before retiring at night residents ensure that their properties are totally secure.
And leave nothing of value inside vehicles whether it can be seen or not.
Strange Happening in Hamilton Road
It is not known why this person was looking through the rubbish/recycling, but one possibility is that they were looking for utility bills, or even an official envelope with a name and address on it to be used for identification theft purposes?
To protect yourself against identity theft, please destroy by shredding or tearing into small pieces any official document(s) like utility bills and envelopes that could be used by thieves to steal identities.
Possible Robbery on South West Trains
It was only after the resident arrived home did they realize that a bracelet they had been wearing that day, which was of great sentimental value, was missing. The resident later telephoned South West Trains, plus places visited that day, but the bracelet had not been handed in.
Although it cannot be said for certain, it is possible that the act of stumbling onto the resident during the train journey was in fact the act of a pickpocket who had targeted the resident's bracelet during the train journey.
Please take considerable care when entering stations, waiting on station platforms, traveling on trains, buses, or simply being in a crowded place, as this is where pickpockets prefer to operate, as their criminal activities are hidden by the confusion going on around them. And expert pickpockets can create their own confusion.
February 17, 2014