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Local Update

Alert message sent 03/05/2019 16:53:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear Residents,
I am PC WHITE and I am your local Police Officer for Basingstoke North – this is an update on our current priorities in the area for the last month.
Our priorities in the area are burglaries, theft from motor vehicle and criminal damage.
Burglaries in the area have been mainly targeting commercial premises or public buildings such as Schools and local community facilities. The offenders have been targeting portable items such as mobile phones and laptops. Anyone working in or operating at buildings such as these should reduce the risk by removing these types of items from the building when finishing for the day.
Criminal damage in the area continues to be an issue and local Officers are working to reduce this by undertaking Patrols in the most affected areas.
There continues to be thefts from motor vehicles in particular from cars that are parked in the road. These are occurring in the early hours of the morning. A significant number of vehicles that have been targeted have not been locked and secure when left. Residents can take a number of steps to protect themselves from being victims of this type of crime by following the advice below.
  • When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
  • Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked. Park your car in an attended car park.
  • Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
  • When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
  • Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
  • Take all your personal possessions with you.
  • Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
  • Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
  • Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
  • Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website (see right).
  • Do not store your car's documents in the car.
  • Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.
  • • Log your property for free at
More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites.
There have also been a number of thefts of cycles in particular in the area surrounding the Railway Station. If you intend to leave your bike unattended please ensure that you use a good quality lock and chain to secure it.
Message sent by
Deborah Doherty (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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