Motorists who leave their cars down Asher Lane whilst visiting Rushcliffe Country Park are being warned about a spate of recent vehicle break-ins there. There’s an October update below*.
PC Kelly Carlile of Rushcliffe Police advises: “There has been an increase in thefts from motor vehicles parked on Asher Lane. On most occasions items have been left on display. We will be increasing patrols in an effort to catch/deter the suspects. But can we take this opportunity to remind people not to leave items of value in the car and on show.”
Nevertheless, the total of 14 reported crimes in Ruddington for August is actually four less than the month before.
The full list of AUGUST 2019 Ruddington incidents is below:
6th After the victim dropped her purse, an unknown person found it, did not return it, and used the card.
8th Further damage was reported at the Heritage Centre where windows were broken on some carriages.
9th A suspect entered Sainsbury’s, took two bottles of wine and left without making payment.
11/14/15th Three cars were broken into on these three dates whilst parked on Asher Lane. Handbags were taken from inside and bank cards were subsequently used.
16th Damage caused to a window on a property on Leys Road by unknown means.
17th A suspect entered Sainsbury’s, took four bottles of red wine and left without making payment.
23rd A vehicle filled up with £61 of fuel at Loughborough Road filling station and left without making payment.
24/25/26th Four vehicle over these three dates were broken into whilst on Asher Lane and various items stolen after entry was forced.
29th Rogue traders called at a property on Old Road and were paid for work they did not complete.
31st A car parked on Ling Crescent was broken into by the window being smashed and a satnav was stolen.
If you have information about any of these incidents, saw something suspicious, or may have captured CCTV footage that could help, you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 – or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
*UPDATE 20th OCTOBER 2019:
Another victim of Asher Lane car crime is warning parkers to beware – especially now it’s getting dark earlier.
Becca Burrell posted on Facebook: “My mum’s car and another couples’ car had their windows smashed this evening around 18:15 on Asher Lane near the farm. The other couple saw two white men driving a blue Renault Megane, looking suspicious snooping in windows, around early 20s, one was wearing a tracksuit, one maybe in a white hoody and jeans. They potentially smashed our car, then came back to do another later.”
She also adds this warning for dog walkers: “Be careful parking as loads of smashed glass. Don’t want any poorly doggo feet!!!”
Becca has confirmed to RUDDINGTON.info that it’s been reported to police.