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Good Evening, St Ives District Members –
Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting your community, reported to police during the period 29th September to 5th October:
Kings Hedges – The rear number plate from a BMW car was stolen at some time between Friday 25th September and Thursday 1st October. The theft came to light when another car with the stolen number plate attached was found damaged and abandoned elsewhere in the town. (Ref 35/66729/20)
St Ives – Police received a call from a St Ives resident reporting a suspected attempted fraud, on Thursday 1st October. The victim had responded to a social media job vacancy advertisement, and had received a reply asking them to complete an on-line form which included questions about bank account details. A second reply told the victim that money had been transferred to their account in error, asking them to send it back. At this point a scam was suspected and the victim stopped all contact. The incident has been reported to Action Fraud, the UK centre for fraud and cyber-crime investigation and reporting. (Ref CC-01102020-0314)
Waveney Road – A resident of Waveney Road has reported having items of footwear stolen from a shoe rack outside their front door on two occasions in the last month, most recently on Friday 2nd October when a pair of sandals was taken. (Ref 35/67569/20)
Green Leys – Officers on patrol on Green Leys on Friday afternoon, 2nd October, stopped and searched a male seen behaving suspiciously and discovered a small amount of a substance thought to be cannabis together with a grinder. A second person ran away from the scene as officers approached. Investigations are continuing. (Ref 35/67004/20)
Burrel Road – There was an attempted break-in at a business unit on Burrel Road on Friday evening, 2nd October, at around 8:00 pm. Intruders set off an alarm when they tried to enter the building, damaging a wall near to a shuttered entrance in the process. A suspicious van was reported to have been seen parked nearby at the time. Police hope that CCTV footage might be available to help in the investigation. (Ref 35/67703/20)
Burrel Road – Thieves cut through five security locks to break in to a shipping container at an industrial unit on Burrel Road at some time overnight on Friday 2nd / Saturday 3rd October. Although the contents of the container were searched, at the moment it is not thought that anything of value was stolen. (Ref 35/67289/20)
Ramsey Road / Green Leys – Police attempted to stop a black BMW car seen speeding along Ramsey Road late on Saturday evening, 3rd October. Unfortunately, the car evaded the officers and disappeared, however, in the early hours of Sunday 4th October, it was reported to have been found abandoned near Green Leys. Checks showed that it had false number plates and it was seized and towed away for forensic analysis. (Ref 35/67382/20)
The Broadway – Police stopped a white VW car after spotting a male in the boot, seen driving away from The Broadway on Saturday evening, 3rd October, and issued a ticket for a road offence. (Ref CC-03102020-0460)
Somersham Road – There was an attempted break-in at a business unit on Somersham Road at some time between Sunday lunchtime, 4th and Monday morning, 5th October. Intruders forced the front door to enter the building, then damaged furniture in an office, but at the moment, nothing is thought to have been stolen. (Ref 35/67644/20)
Market Hill – Two males wearing balaclavas attempted to break into a shop on Market Hill at around 10:35pm on Monday evening, 5th October. CCTV footage shows them breaking the glass in the shop windows and attacking the door with a crowbar, before being disturbed and making off in a car waiting nearby. (Ref 35/67898/20)
An Item Of Local News:
A man and a teenage boy who conspired to commit a string of burglaries across the County, including at St Ives, Chatteris, Ramsey, Haddenham, Longstanton, Willingham, Girton, Kimbolton and Stapleford, were sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday 2nd October. Luke Wall, aged 29, was jailed for four years and 105 days; the teenager, a fifteen-year-old from Essex, was given an 18-month Youth Rehabilitation Order.
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Please be aware that these reports do not contain all details of all reported crime. We do not publish details of domestic related offences or anything which may put a person at risk if information regarding the crime was made public.
As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using any of these methods:
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the on-line web-chat tool on the new Cambridgeshire Constabulary web-site - click on the green icon;
Alternatively, you can use 'Crimestoppers' to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form.
In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use '999'.
Chris Shaw, PSV
St Ives Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)