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Weekly Burglary Update

Alert message sent 10/05/2019 09:46:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Dear Residents,
Welcome to this week’s Burglary Update.
The message covers the burglaries reported 2nd May 2019 to 9th May 2019.
  • On 02/05/2019 14:45. Lower Northfield, Banstead. Distraction Burglary. Suspect approached 94 year olds property stating they needed to check for a leak. Stolen – Jewellery
  • On 02/05/2019 21:20. Basing Road, Banstead. Distraction Burglary. Suspect approached 81 year olds property stating they needed to check for leak. Stolen – Jewellery
  • On 08/05/2019 01:57. Winkworth Road, Banstead. Attempted burglary. Method of entry – fence post and panel removed and attempted to break into shed. Disturbed before able to. Stolen - Nothing
  • No reported burglaries
  • On 07/05/2019 00:00. Woodlands Road. Attempted burglary. Damage to rear door consistent with a lock pick. Stolen - Nothing
Crime reduction advice
Two of our incidents this week involved distraction burglaries. The top tips we can advise is:
  • If you’re not sure who is at your door, don’t open it
  • Check the identity of the person by calling the company they are claiming to be from to confirm it is legitimate.
  • Always use a telephone number listed in local directory or one that is provided on statements by your service provider. Do NOT call the number provider by the person at the door – it may be bogus
  • Remember ‘THE WATERBOARD’ no longer exists. It is an obsolete phrase.
We ask that if you have neighbours who may not have access to social media, or aren’t signed up to this, please can you make them aware.   
As ever if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. 

Kind regards,


Sergeant 40350 Kelly Clifton-Sinclair
Reigate & Banstead Specialist Neighbourhood Team
Message sent by
Megan Spanton (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Reigate & Banstead)

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