Theft From Cars Still A Big Problem In Chiswick

But crime drops overall in latest Neighbourhood Watch bulletin


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The latest Neighbourhood Watch Briefing, the fortnightly update of key crime figures and policing activity on the Turnham Green Ward has recorded six thefts from vehicles in the period, three house burglaries and one pickpocketing incident. Overall crime has dropped by 50% in the fortnight.

The most serious incident, which was widely reported, occurred on Wednesday 26th March when a burglar entered a house in Chiswick and stole the keys to a vehicle parked outside.

This vehicle was later involved in a serious collision. The injured suspect made off from the scene but was later located by police following information from the London Ambulance Service. The suspect has since been arrested and a full investigation is underway.

Turnham Green Crime Figures - 17/03/14 to 30/03/14
There have been 24 crimes recorded in the fortnight, 53.8% down on the 52 crimes in the last reporting period.

1) Burglary - 3 residential burglaries have been reported. There were no non residential burglaries reported.

) Theft from motor vehicles - 6 theft from motor vehicle offences have been reported. One suspect has been arrested, having been identified by police.

3) Pickpocket/Theft from person offences - There has been 1 theft from person offence reported this fortnight.

Top Tip
With more ways than ever to contact the police, deciding which number to call can sometimes be confusing. Here is a brief guide to our contact numbers.

999 - Call 999 in an emergency or for something that is happening now. If there is a suspect on scene we will always try to get there as quickly as possible.
101 - Call 101 if you wish to report crime that is not urgent. For example, your car was broken into overnight and the suspect has long since departed.
Office - Call us to discuss matters that don’t require a police officer to attend. This number should not be used to report crime.

PC Barry Stingmore Turnham Green Dedicated Ward Officer
Telephone 020 8247 6415 | Email
Follow Hounslow Police on Twitter: @MPSHounslow

April 2, 2014

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