Police Highlight Local Moped Theft Hotspot
Advise people to be aware of surroundings while walking along the street
Local police have identified a 'hotspot' for crime carried out by robbers on mopeds. They say that the bottom of Beaconsfield Road at the junction with South Parade has been the scene of several incidents.
"The Southfield Team are making it a priority to patrol the areas that have suffered from so called 'Moped Crime'. As most readers are aware this has become a problem throughout the London area, and one of the ways to combat it is to maintain a regular police presence in the affected areas, wherever possible.
"One of the areas affected is at the bottom end of Beaconsfield Road at the junction with South Parade. If you park your vehicle there be particularly vigilant and ensure you remove everything before locking it. "
In their latest bulletin, the police say,"Another target for these
criminals on mopeds is your mobile phone. It has been said numerous times
but it is worth repeating. Do not walk along the street without a care
in the world chatting on your phone. You will not notice the bike coming
up behind you. The first thing you will notice is your phone being grabbed
out of your hand and before you’ve had time to react the moped will
be 100 yards down the road.
The team will be holding two Cuppa with a Copper event in the near future; at Laveli's on South Parade on Tuesday 16 October 11-12am and Plum Duff, Southfield Road W4 on Tuesday 25 October 2-3pm.
October 13, 2018