Hayes & Coney Hall Police Update 27/3/14

PCSO Michele Jacobs from the Hayes & Coney Hall police team has sent out this week’s update:

A pretty good week in the Hayes area I am pleased to say but some news about a burglary in Coney Hall which I think is important to alert you to.


Sorry to start with bad news: A burglary occurred in Gates Green on the 23rd March around 2030 hours. The suspects gained entrance to the premises via the bedroom window and they said that they were police officers. They took cash and jewellery. PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR ELDERLY NEIGHBOURS.

It appears we had another two in the Bromley area with the same method used to enter the premises. Can you also remind your friends/relatives to be careful who they are letting into their property. The victim did say that she had a young girl knock her on door a few weeks ago asking if she wanted moss removed.? This could be someone checking out the property, please call 101 if you get anyone knocking on your door or know this has occurred.

Also remember Trading Standards are about to help with cold callers asking to do work, call them on 07903 852090


If you recall seeing anything suspicious please call 101 quoting 3305020/14.


Anti-social Behaviour

Just had report that on Sat 22nd March, 5 eggs were thrown at house in Hillside Lane. Side of the house that runs the along the unmade part of the road. At 19:15. If anyone has information please let me know.

Husseywell Park :- Can people bring any fires or anti social behaviour occuring in this park to the attention of local police – 0208 649 3548 or dial 101. I stopped some on Saturday as they were starting to set up a camp (which I know kids will be kids) but they were causing a lot of destruction and litter. I have since reported this to the council. Also I saw remains of a fire in the centre of the park which occurred Friday night we believe.

Phone awareness

The Metropolitan Police Service is urging the public to register their mobile phones, to use the security pin lock or lock code and to activate or install tracking applications as part of the continued operation to drive down mobile phone crime across the Capital.

Over the past rolling twelve months, the efforts of the MPS in London have seen a 13.4 percent reduction in theft of mobile phones offences from 35,151 down to 30,430 reported offences. While theft from person is down 12.2 percent from 49,304 reported offences down to 43,265 offences and robbery of a mobile phone is down 23.1 percent down from 17,839 reported offences to 13,724 offences.

Commander Stephen Watson, leading Operation Big Wing said: “Work continues day in and day out alongside our partners to target those responsible but highly visible operations such as Operation Big Wing play a major part in the fight against crime.”

Everyday, Police seize stolen property from criminals but frustratingly cannot identify the rightful owner. Police want to encourage everyone to register their property on http://www.immobilise.com. This is a free service where you can list your belongings detailing their serial numbers, description and/or pictures of such objects. Having your items recorded in this way means that you can supply your serials numbers to Police, should you be unfortunate enough to be a victim of crime.

Additionally, if your property is stolen and later found by Police, officers can promptly identify you as the rightful owner which improves the opportunities of successful convictions against the criminals. Equally police encourage mobile phone owners to use a security pin lock or lock code to prevent the phone being used if stolen and activate or install tracking applications, which uses GPS to locate your phone if stolen. These apps ‘can lead police straight to the criminal!’

Drugs – Good news story

A 51 year old woman has been arrested in connection with the huge cannabis factory that police uncovered in a property in Beckenham High Street last Friday, 21 March.

Sergeant Gareth Starr said: “Having received information that cannabis was being grown at the location my team and I executed a drugs warrant last Friday morning, recovering several hundred mature cannabis plants growing within a very sophisticated hydroponic set up across 2 floors of the property. The scene was secured for 24 hours and all property removed for destruction. We made an arrest later at scene, a female from West Wickham detained in relation to drugs offences. She was interviewed and bailed until the end of May pending further enquiries.

I’m really pleased with this result – this was one of the largest crops I have seen and the seizure was a great result for both the team and the people of Beckenham. This serves as a message to people thinking they can commit these offences – we will find them and take action. Drugs feed crime and this is something we pride ourselves in stopping”.

If you suspect drugs cultivation or dealing in the Hayes or Coney Hall area please contact your local team on 0208 649 3548, dial 101 or email michele.jacobs@met.police.uk and we shall look into this.

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