An update from our Police Safer Neighbourhood Team:
Shoplifter in Central Road
Worcester Park and Nonsuch PCSOs Gary Weaving and Nadine Campbell responded to a report of a man shoplifting in Central Road on Friday, 17 April. The suspect was detained as he left St Raphael’s Hospice shop. A suitcase that had been linked to the suspect was recovered and found to contain more than £170 worth of suspected stolen goods from several charity shops. Two PCs arrived and arrested the man. The recovered goods were returned to the shops.
Following information from the local community, officers from Worcester Park and Nonsuch Safer Neighbourhoods Teams carried out a warrant at an address in Worcester Park on Tuesday, 28 April. The address was searched and a small quantity of suspected cannabis was found. There were no arrests but a man was issued with a cannabis warning.
Sgt Andy De’Voreaux, of Worcester Park & Nonsuch Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, organised a series of plain clothes patrols over four days in Waitrose, Stone Place, Worcester Park, in an effort to discourage shoplifters. On Wednesday, 29 April, three men were seen to exit the store without paying for goods and were arrested for shoplifting and theft offences.
If you have any information about the above crimes, please contact us. Our details are below:
Nonsuch Safer Neighbourhoods Team:
Tel: 020 8721 2491
Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Tel: 020 8649 3590
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If you see a crime in progress or anyone acting suspiciously, such as someone hanging around outside a house or around a vehicle, please call police on 999. You will not be wasting our time. We would rather come out and check that everything is OK than to find that someone has become a victim of crime.
An update from Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhood Team:
Out and about
Officers from Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team visited some of our eldest and youngest residents during a police community day of action on Thursday, 23 April.
PCs Neil Burns and Dave Morris and PCSOs Gary Weaving and Nadine Campbell spent an hour at the ‘Hello Morning’ at Christ Church with St Philip, Ruskin Drive. We chatted to pensioners as they enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee whilst playing Scrabble.
Later we chatted to mums and young children at Bronco’s American restaurant, Central Road which has a large soft play area for children aged 1 – 5 and attracts lots of mums and child minders.
PCSO Gary Weaving said: “We feel both engagements went very well and we will be popping in again”.
If you have any information to help us keep the local area safe, please contact us. Our details are below:
Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team:
Tel: 020 8649 3590
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To join Neighbourhood Watch – an organisation that seeks to reduce crime and encourage members to keep an eye out for elderly and vulnerable residents who live nearby – contact us on the telephone number or email address above.
Please remember that Sutton is a low crime borough and one of the safest boroughs in London. If you seeing a crime in progress or anyone acting suspiciously, such as someone hanging around outside a house or around a vehicle, please call police on 999. You will not be wasting our time. We would rather come out and check that everything is OK than to find that someone has become a victim of crime.
As part of Operation Big Wing the local police Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding two sessions tomorrow (Thursday 23rd April 2015) where members of the public can come along and meet their local officers.
The first will be at the Worcester Park Hello Club coffee morning at Christ Church with St Philip on the corner of Cheam Common Road and Ruskin Drive between 10-11:00.
The second will be at Bronco’s in Central Road from 11-12:00. An opportunity for parents to bring little ones along to meet Police Officers and PCSO’s.
Late in September officers executed a drugs warrant resulting in one male being arrested for drugs offences. The crackdown came about after local residents in the area had approached officers from the Worcester Park team with concerns about drug related crime in the area.
Responding to these concerns, PC Michael Bouwers carried out further intelligence checks and identified an address of interest to police. The Worcester Park Safer Neighbourhood Team applied for a search warrant and the warrant was executed on 29th September. A quantity of cannabis was seized and a 17 year old man was arrested and later charged with possession of cannabis.
PC Michael Bouwers said: “As a direct result of people coming up and speaking to our officers about concerns they had over drugs, we’ve been able to take further action and execute a drugs search warrant on an address”.
“This should send a clear message to anyone in the local area that the use and distribution of drugs will not be tolerated and that we will take positive action to disrupt and deter those involved in drugs in Worcester Park”.