May The Force Be With You

Following an initial rise in reported crime in Ruddington when the strictest ‘lockdown’ measures were eased on April 12th, the month of May saw a welcome drop again, according to Rushcliffe Police.

Statistics just released show there were only ten incidents recorded by officers for Ruddington during the whole of last month – none of which was serious. This is despite a spate of thefts of Ford Transits using a skeleton key in other parts of the force’s area – prompting a warning to owners to consider buying additional security to protect their vans.

Here are our latest village statistics supplied to us by our PCSO Sherrylee Sampson.

Ruddington crimes reported via 101 for in the past month from 1st May to 31st May 2021:

Criminal Damage
01/05/2021 – Shaw Street x 2 – Front windows smashed

There were two further catalytic converter thefts in May

Vehicle crime
02/05/2021 – Davidson Gardens – Vehicle entered, nothing taken
03/05/2021 – Wibberly Drive – Car door handle tried
14/05/2021 – Barleylands – Catalytic converter stolen
15/05/2021 – Moor Lane – Catalytic converter stolen

06/05/2021 – Shop theft at the Co-op

Drive offs (Loughborough Road filling station)
15/05/2021 – One drive off
18/05/2021 – Theft of fuel in Jerry can
22/05/2021 – One drive off

If you have further information about any of the crimes recorded above, or may have captured CCTV or dashcam footage which could help, you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

No burglaries, thefts from motor vehicles or stolen bicycles were reported to them in Ruddington during last month. However, Rushcliffe Policing Inspector Craig Berry, says villagers shouldn’t become complacent:

“With the arrival of the summer there is a predictable return to certain crimes such as bike theft, shed burglary and walk-in house burglaries” he warns. “Please think carefully about how you will prevent yourself, your family and your neighbours becoming a victim. There is a lot of advice on our website and the starting point should be that we don’t make it easy for criminals.”

You can find that useful Nottinghamshire Police crime prevention advice >>HERE<<.

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