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Weekly Policing Update - St Ives District

Alert message sent 27/02/2018 16:50:00

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Good Afternoon, St Ives District Members –

Here is our weekly summary of offences and incidents affecting the St Ives area, reported to police during the period 20th to 26th February:


Station Road – An elderly lady’s purse was stolen from her handbag whilst she was shopping in a store on Station Road at around 11:30 am on Thursday 22nd February. The purse had been left clearly visible at the top of the handbag and seems to have been taken when the owner’s attention was distracted for a short time. (Ref CF0101320218)


Nuffield Road – Thieves broke through the fence of an industrial unit on Nuffield Road and stole pieces of scrap metal from storage bins, at some time on Thursday evening, 22nd February. (Ref CF0103320218)


Edinburgh Drive – Thieves stole both number-plates from a black Kia car that had been left parked outside its owner’s house on Edinburgh Drive, at some time during the day on Friday 23rd February. (Ref CF0103860218)


Ansley Way – The front number-plate of a grey Peugeot car was stolen whilst the car was left parked on the driveway of its owner’s house on Ansley Way, at some time between Friday evening, 23rd, and Saturday afternoon, 24th February. (Ref CF0105700218)


Rembrandt Way – Intruders broke in and burgled a house on Rembrandt Way at some time between 2:00 pm on Saturday 24th and 12:30 pm on Sunday 25th February, whilst the owners were absent. The thieves forced a UPVC back door off its hinges to get inside, then carried out a thorough search before leaving, having stolen cash, jewellery and photographic equipment. Police have carried out enquiries with neighbours and investigations are continuing. (Ref CF0107060218)


Town Centre – Two shops in St Ives town centre reported instances of fraud on Monday afternoon, 26th February, when fake £20 notes were handed over in payment for items purchased. In one incident, a £2 scratch card was bought at a newsagents, and the £20 note was subsequently found to be fake. In a second incident, two fake £20 notes were used to purchase low-value items in a charity shop. Investigations are continuing and ‘Action Fraud’, the UK centre for fraud and cyber-crime, have been notified. (Refs CF0109440218 and CF0109460218)


West Leys – Police received a report of criminal damage in which a stone was thrown through the window of a ground floor room at a house on West Leys at around 3:30 pm on Monday 26t February. (Ref CF0109740218) 



To see details of Policing Summaries for neighbouring areas, please click on the following link and scroll down the page to select areas of interest:

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:

  •     the '101' non-emergency telephone number;
  •     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'.

Best Wishes,

Chris Shaw, PSV

St Ives
Police Station
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Chris Shaw (Police, PSV - Online Communities, Huntingdonshire - St Ives)

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