Be aware of bogus callers – they have tricked their way into a woman’s house in Colchester. Two men claiming to be from the council knocked on the door of a property in Rochdale Way, Greensted, at around 7pm on Saturday, May 17 asking to check the water pipes. A woman who lives in the property was alone and allowed them in. Whilst in the premises they went upstairs and stole some jewellery.
The two men had Irish accents and were both described as white.
Anybody with any information about this incident or who may have seen anybody acting suspiciously in the area is asked to contact Colchester CID on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A little web research quickly shows that metal thieves are not only targetting obvious sources such as roof leading and copper lightning rods, but also less obvious sources such as telephone cables, road signs and bus shelters. The picture shows a partially stolen road sign near Writtle – the report it comes from is worth a read.
Please call the Mersea police mobile 07966 197 265 or 0300 333 4444 non emergency with any information or concerns.
PCSO 70220 ADAM RYDER
Our neighbourhood Community Police Officer, Melanie Wilson has warned us that there has been a worrying increase in reported theft of heating oil in rural areas. Certainly there has been one known and one suspected theft of oil in Church Road, Peldon.
Please look at the security of your tank. Consider fitting a lock without delay. If you need advice contact Melanie. She will assist you or will put you in touch with the Crime Reduction Officer Colin Stiff.
Spread the word among your neighbours and if you see anything suspicious get in touch with Melanie straight away.
Birch and Layer Neighbourhood Constable
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service Fire Station
63 Church Road Tiptree
External: 0300 333 4444
TIPTREE MOBILE: 07966197404
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