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16th August 2014

This week - Burglaries in Cherry Hinton


Over the last few days there has been a series of Burglaries in the Cherry Hinton area, in day light hours. The items that have mainly been stolen are Jewellery.

If you see anything or anyone acting suspiciously please call 101 or 999 and make sure you doors and windows are closed and locked when you go out.


Thank you

Cambridge Constabulary



We would like to inform you of a male who was in the Collier road area on the 19th June he is attending addresses knocking and asking for money he does go to other areas. This male is particularly targeting vulnerable people giving his name which we cannot at this time include in this email, he has an Irish accent and sometimes wears a red baseball cap.

If you see this male or any male of this description knocking on doors in your area please do NOT give anything to him and contact 101 to let us know where he is now targeting.
If you know any vulnerable or elderly people in your area please keep an eye on them as sometimes people are too trusting and let him in.

Please pass this to your neighbours if they are not aware and help us keep your community safe.

From Cheryl Carter (Police, PCSO, Cambridge City - North & West)

When someone calls at your door and offers to do repairs to your home or to ask for urgent help, or when someone official knocks on your door, follow these simple steps to help protect yourself and your home from bogus callers.
LOCK: Keep your front and back doors locked, even when at home.
STOP: Before you answer, stop and think if you are expecting anyone. Check that you have locked any back doors and taken the keys out. Look through the spyhole or the window to see who it is.
CHAIN: If you decide to open the door, put the door chain or bar on first. Keep the bar or chain on while you are talking to the person on the doorstep. (Normally when the door is shut and locked, leave the bar or chain off in case you need to get out in an emergency.)
Some bogus callers call on older and vulnerable people saying they need help urgently. They may ask you to help them outside the house or ask to come in to make a phone call or have a glass of water.
Only go to help them if you have someone else with you. Don’t worry if you choose not to help – it is not rude or unfriendly.
CHECK: If someone who looks official calls at your door, always do the following. Ask for and carefully check their identity card, even if they have a prearranged appointment (all genuine callers will carry one). Do they look like the person on the card? Is the name the same as the one on your letter? Close the door while you do this. If you are not expecting them and they have not shown you an identity card, do not let them in until you have checked and double-checked that the caller is genuine.
We have had two burglaries since Tuesday 10th June 2014 in,
10/06 09:00 - 10/06 18:00
Unknown person(s) have gained entry through the front door of a basement level flat by unknown means. Tidy search of the house has been conducted. Unknown person(s) have left by unknown means. Bottle of alcohol in the fridge has been tampered with then replaced.
Crime Scene Investigators attended.
12/06 20:00 – 12/06 23:45
Unknown person(s) have entered property via rear garden between 20:00 and 23:45 and have taken computers from within the property.
Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burgled. Burglar alarms that are visible and good home lighting (both interior and exterior) in the right place can put burglars off from targeting your home.
We urge residents to check that all windows and doors are secure when you leave your property- even if you are going out for a short time. Please take simple precautions such as keeping garden tools secure in a locked garage or shed, setting a light timer in the evening, and avoid leaving valuable items such as laptops, cash and car keys in view of windows and doors.
There has been one theft from shops within the area of Hauxton Road.
We have had two thefts from motor vehicles within the vicinity of Rectory Terrace Cherry Hinton and St Pauls Road. If you see anyone acting suspiciously then please contact the police on the non-emergency number 101.
There have been four shed/garage burglaries in,
07/06 13:00 – 10/06 18:00
Unknown person(s) have entered a number of sheds on allotments. Shed has been entered by cutting the wire securing the door and have forced the door of the adjacent shed causing damage to the door. A thorough, untidy search has been conducted of both sheds but nothing appears to have been stolen.
09/06 19:30 – 10/06 08:00
Wooden shed on an allotment has been entered by cutting the clasps off the shed. Unknown person(s) have taken a small travel clock and a pair of pliers from within the shed.
09/06 12:00 – 11/06 12:00
Unknown person(s) have broken into an allotment shed they have conducted a thorough search but nothing has been stolen.
13/06 15:00 – 14/06 14:00
Unknown person(s) have used a key to gain entry to two 20ft x 8ft storage containers. Offenders have then removed sports items from the containers and placed them in a field. It is unknown at this time if any damage has been caused or anything has been taken.
Enquiries are on-going.
We have had one common assault within the vicinity of Bentinck Street.

PLEASE make sure that if you’re leaving your cycle unattended that it is always locked up however long you’re leaving it unattended. Please make sure it is locked to an immovable object. We advise that if you do have an expensive cycle that the lock is worth 20% of the value of the cycle, as cheap cable locks are very easy for thieves to cut through. If you see anything suspicious then report it.
Pedal cycle thefts have remained a concern for the South City area. Since the last E-Cops were sent out, we have had nine pedal cycle thefts from the vicinities of Brooklands Avenue, Grey Stoke Road, Hills Road, Hinton Avenue, Lensfield Road, Rathmore Road and Trumpington Road. Please remember to;
Register your items on www.immobilise.com, it only takes a few minutes and it's FREE.
All you need is your bicycle model, make and frame number.
Once you have registered your bike, you will have a better chance of getting it back if it is lost or stolen. You can also register other property at the same time, for example your mobile phone.
If your bike is stolen, report it to the police on 101 and flag it as stolen on your account as soon as possible. Reporting your bike as lost or stolen helps the police match its description and return it to you.
If your bike is recovered you will be contacted and it's safe. Cambridgeshire Constabulary recovers bikes each year. Remember the best chance you have of getting your bike back is to register it.

Don’t forget you can let us know of any issues you have in the community by replying to this message.


28th April  - Cherry Hinton is being targeted by a rogue trader this week. A male offering to do garden work under the name of 'Cambridge Gardens'. 

If you are asked for work by this person please contact:

PCSO Marie Bailey
South City Neighbourhood Team
Cherry Hinton
Tel 07801206264
Mobex 7110690