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BURGLARIES AND CRIME HOTSPOT MAP (21st JULY - 14th AUGUST 2023)

REPORTS TO POLICE HOTSPOT MAP GU5 (July 2023)

REPORTS TO POLICE HOTSPOT MAP GU5 (March 2023 - April 2023)

CRIMES & NOTEWORTHY INCIDENCES GU5 (March 2023 - April 2023)

23/03/2023 - PEASLAKE - Garage burglary of bike as well as tools

21/03/2023 - LITTLE LONDON - Small Royal Mail post-box on pole stolen

11/03/2023 - FARLEY GREEN - Dog being dangerously out of control causing victim to be bitten on the calf causing bruising CR and a dog control order has been given

10/03/2023 - LITTLE LONDON - Theft of Catalytic Converter from car parked on driveway

NB: Majority of GU5 general reports relate to domestic incidences and neighbour disputes

ADVICE FOR RESIDENTS

KEYLESS CAR THEFTS:

We gave seen an increase in the Guildford Borough. Cars being targets are as follows:

  • Mercedes AMG line
  • BWN M Sport models
  • Range Rover 4X4

If you have a keyless car, please remember to:

  • Store key fobs in a signal blocking pouch, such as a Faraday pouch
  • Use a steering wheel lock
  • If possible, invest in an aftermarket immobiliser. These are designed to prevent a car from being driven without an extra step - such as a secondary fob or a code

CATALYTIC CONVERTER THEFTS

This is still occurring through Guildford Borough. Cars being targeted are as follows:

  • Honda Jazz
  • Toyota Prius
  • Honda CR-V
  • Toyota Auris
  • Lexus RX

You can only prevent the theft of a catalytic converter by parking in a locked and secure garage. Everything else may deter or slow thieves down, but they cannot be promoted as a means of preventing theft.

  • Install a catalytic converter-specific security device such as 'ARMACAT' or 'CATAALOC' - https://blog.toyota.co.uk/catalytic-converter-theft-how-to-protect-your-car
  • Make sure your car has an anti-tilt alarm that will go off if the vehicle is physically moved
  • Use a property marking kit or consider ID etching. Etching a serial number onto your catalytic converter will help police identify as stolen if recovered after a theft. Overtly advertising that the catalytic converter has been marked (through use of window stickers, for example) can also act as a deterrent, as marked catalytic converters are harder to sell on at reputable scrap metal dealers. You can find more information on etching at www.retainagroup.co.uk
  • Consider welded bolts for 'bolt-on' catalytic converters to slow thieves down.
  • Install CCTV that overlooks your car if you park on a driveway or road that can be accessed by cars or pedestrians.
  • Choose car park spaces that are close to buildings like hospitals and supermarkets, so your car is more visible and suspicious activity more easily detectable.

GARAGE/SHED BURGLARY

This is still occurring through Guildford Borough. Please see below leaflet for prevention:

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