Rushcliffe Police are asking people to be especially vigilant at the moment after recent incidents where ATMs were attacked in the early hours of the morning.
Ruddington has three 24-hour cashpoints around the village, and officers say: “If you are passing any cash machines please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police using the 999 system. These attacks are different than some you may have heard about recently where gas has been used to blow open the ATM’s.”
Police have also issued a warning to BMW drivers after a spate of overnight thefts in Rushcliffe where this make of car was specifically targeted. Officers warn: “In each case the owners still had possession of the vehicle’s keys. Enquiries are being carried out by officers in relation to these thefts. For the immediate future if you own a BMW, or any other keyless entry vehicle, we would suggest trying to park the vehicle in a position where it is more difficult to steal. For example if you own more than one vehicle park the second vehicle close to the keyless entry vehicle or in front of it if parked on a drive.” Police add: “Officers will be paying attention to these vehicles seen being driven in the early hours of the morning.”
As October’s crime statistics for Ruddington are due to be released, PC Kelly Carlile of Rushcliffe Police said: “The major incident last month was the attempted robbery at Sainsbury’s and the Co-op. The staff did a great job chasing and detaining the suspect – and for which he has been charged.”
The full list of reported Ruddington crimes from 1st – 31st October 2019 is as follows:
1st Two vans were broken into, one on Greenwood Gardens and the second on Musters Road.
5th At around 1:30pm an unknown person entered a property on Leys Road and stole items from within the house.
5th A male entered both the Coop and Sainsbury’s and made threats before attempting to steal money and items. He was chased by staff from the coop and detained – then arrested by police – and has been charged in court. >>MORE<<
11th A suspect forced entry to a property on Barleylands and stole items from within.
13th A SatNav and bank were card stolen from a secure car whilst parked on Manor Park.
14th Drive off from the petrol station for £35.01 with attempt made to pay.
18th A car parked on Ruddington Fields was broken into and a mobile and SatNav was stolen.
18th/20th Theft of chocolate and other items from Sainsbury’s on two occasions.
20th Two cars were broken into whilst parked on Asher Lane. The suspects smashed windows to gain entry and stole items.
28th Drive-off from the petrol station for £75.78 with no attempt made to pay.
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.