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Incident Alert: Business Crime in Warwickshire

By Business Crime Team on May 18, 2020 04:25 am

INCIDENT 145 16TH MAY, KING STREET, BEDWORTH

BETWEEN 16:00HRS 15/5/20 AND 10:20HRS 16/05/2020 OFFENDERS HAVE APPROACHED SHOP TO THE REAR VIA A COURTYARD AND CLIMBED FIRE ESCAPE TO GAIN ACCESS TO FLAT ROOF. OFFENDERS HAVE THEN REMOVED 4 LOTS OF BOARDING FROM WINDOWS IN THE PROCESS SMASHING ONE BUT NO ENTRY GAINED TO WINDOWS BEING BARRED FROM THE INSIDE. OWNER HAS RECOVERED A BOTTLE OF LUCOZADE FROM FLAT ROOF BELIEVED LEFT BY OFFENDER.


INCIDENT 207 15TH MAY, KING STREET, BEDWORTH

PREMISES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED UNDER THE GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AND HAD NOT BEEN VISITED FOR AT LEAST WEEK AND A HALF, ON VISITING THE PREMISES TODAY @ 1030 HOURS DISCOVERED THAT PERSONS UNKNOWN HAD SCALED A NINE FOOT FENCE SURROUNDING THE PREMISES, CUTTING THE BARBED WIRE ON TOP AND ACCESSING THE AREA. A WOODEN LEAN-TO NO ACCESS TO THE MAIN PREMISES HAS BEEN BROKEN INTO, BELIEVED VIA DOOR, BUT THEY HAVE BROKEN WINDOWS, THE SHED LEAN-TO HAS BEEN SEARCHED AND A SELECTION OF ITEMS HAVE BEEN STOLEN INCLUDING PAINT AND GARDENING EQUIPMENT.


INCIDENT 61 15TH MAY, COVENTRY ROAD, COLESHILL

OVERNIGHT U/K OFFENDERS HAVE GAINED ENTRY BY CUTTING OF GATE PADLOCKS BELIEVED TO BE WITH AN ANGLE GRINDER INTO THE OUTER COMPOUND, DURING RECON OF THE SITE IT IS BELIEVED OFFENDERS HAVE DISABLED THE PERIMETER LIGHTS IN AN ATTEMPT TO COVER PREVENT BEING SEEN. OFFENDERS HAVE THEN FORCED OPEN A STORAGE COMPOUND WHEREBY TOOLS AND MACHINERY ARE KEPT, CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO THE DOORS, OFFENDERS HAVE THEN CARRIED OUT AN UNTIDY SEARCH OF THE INNER COMPOUND TAKING A LARGE QUANTITY OF TOOLS AND MACHINES. BELIEVED VALUE BETWEEN £3000 – £5000.


INCIDENT 358 16TH MAY, NORMAN ROAD, RUGBY

LATE AFTERNOON, DELIVERY MAN DROPPING OFF GOODS LEAVING VAN KEYS ON DRIVERS SEAT. VAN STOLEN BY U/K OFFENDERS.


 


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Warwickshire click and collect services. Advice for high street retailer premises

By Business Crime Team on May 15, 2020 04:46 am

The Government has updated the Coronavirus Business Closure Regulations. From 13th May, shops and retail businesses that remain closed, can now provide a click and collect service. On the 1st June, the Government will look to ease the business closure regulations, as long as it is safe to do so and there is not an increase in the rate of infection. This guidance aims to provide businesses information that can help them operate a click and collect service in the safest, responsible way.

Running a click and collect service in a busy high street is very different compared to supermarkets and retail parks. The followed guide provides businesses with simple advice and information on what to consider in running click and collect, that

• Keeps staff and customers safe,
• Maintains social distancing and
• Helps reduce the impact and anxieties that may arise from customers from a
number of shops, competing for public space.

 

Please use the below as guidance in line with government regulations.

 

Click and collect advice v1

 

Where can you get more advice

Further helpful advice for shops and branches can be found https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5eb9703de90e07082fa57ce0/working-safelyduring-covid-19-shops-branches-110520.pdf and on Working Safely During Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 8 Guides by workplace https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19


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Incident Alert: Business Crime in Warwickshire

By Business Crime Team on May 15, 2020 04:32 am

INCIDENT 400 14TH MAY, BRINDLEY CLOSE, ATHERSTONE.

BETWEEN 03/05/2020 – 14/05/2020, 3 BUSINESS UNITS WITHIN A SECURED FENCED COMPOUND. NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF SECURED FENCE / GATE / PADLOCK BEING MESSED WITH AND ALL STILL LOCKED. ALL 3 BUSINESS UNITS HAVE SIGNS OF FORCED ENTRY ON WINDOW FRAMES AND DOORS. . 1 OF UNITS ENTRY HAS BEEN GAINED THROUGH A UPVC WINDOW UNIT BY PRYING THE WINDOW OPEN AND CLIMBING THROUGH. DOOR ATTEMPTED TO BE FORCED ALSO, BUT NO SUCCESS. NO OTHER SIGNS OF DAMAGE, AND NOTHING STOLEN – THAT WE CAN SEE. DUE TO COVID19 LOCKDOWN THE UNITS HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR 6 WEEKS, WITH THE LAST KNOWN ENTRY BY INFORMANT ON MAY 3RD.


INCIDENT 302 14TH MAY, KING STREET, BEDOWRTH

INFORMANT WENT TO PREMISES AT APPROXIMATELY 6PM TO CHECK AS IT HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS, SAW A COUPLE OF KIDS COMING DOWN STAIRS WHO RAN OFF ON SEEING INFORMANT. ACCESS FROM NAILED REAR ACCESS DOOR UPSTAIRS.


INCIDENT 73 14TH MAY, WARWICK HOUSE, KENILWORTH

OVERNIGHT PREMISES BROKE, ENTRY GAINED THROUGH THE TOP WINDOW OF THE DOOR. DAMAGE TO THE DOOR, STOCK AND EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN TAKEN.


INCIDENT 45 14TH MAY, BAILEY ROAD, RUGBY

INFORMANT HAS GONE INTO PREMISES AND HAS FOUND THAT A LOT OF THE IPADS AND LAPTOPS HAVE GONE, HE CAN’T SAY HOW MANY AT THIS STAGE BUT WE ARE TALKING DOUBLE FIGURES. OFFICERS ATTENDED VIEWED CCTV AND AN OFFENDER HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED, ENQUIRIES INGOING.


INCIDENT 60 13TH MAY, PARK ROAD, BADDESLEY ENSOR

OVERNIGHT THEFT OF A FORD TRANSIT LONG WHEEL BASE (WHITE) VALUE £4000 FROM OUTSIDE HOME ADDRESS. SELECTION OF POWERED TOOLS WERE IN THE VAN.


 


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Threat Alert: Driveway Rogue Trader

By Business Crime Team on May 13, 2020 12:22 pm
COVID-19 and the lock-down regulations has not prevented rogue traders operating across the County, Warwickshire Trading Standards are warning. Warwickshire Police recently warned that rogue traders offering ‘driveway washing and resurfacing’ were operating door to door in Kenilworth.

Rogue traders typically charge hundreds and sometimes thousands of pounds for poor, overpriced and often unnecessary work.

Rogue traders offering driveway washing and resurfacing may charge hundreds of pounds more than it costs to even buy a pressure washer and claim they are using special products to kill and prevent the regrowth of weeds, when in reality the special products are just sand and water! Resurfacing may just mean spreading a very thin layer of tarmac and chippings/gravel on the driveway that soon cracks leaving weeds to grow through.

Trading Standards advise residents not to buy goods or services from unexpected doorstep sellers.  

Don’t get caught out. Rogue traders like to make you think that they are genuine and local. They may use a bogus address to make them appear local and may use local phone numbers or freephone numbers connected to untraceable mobile phones. Some even use glossy flyers and websites featuring stolen pictures of work carried out by genuine traders. They may claim to be working on a neighbour’s property and might offer significant ‘discounts’ for OAPs.

1) Do not buy goods or services from unexpected doorstep callers

2) If you need work carried out on your property, seek advice and recommendations from family and friends

3) Get at least three quotes from reputable traders with verifiable addresses

4) Consider using a Trading Standards approved and verified trader, visit: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/approvedtraders

5) Report suspicious doorstep visits or any type of scam to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. Citizens Advice can provide telephone support and advice. They will also alert Warwickshire Trading Standards Service who can provide additional advice

6) Trading Standards consumer advice and latest scams/rogue trader alerts: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/consumeradvice


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Further support to Warwickshire businesses

By Business Crime Team on May 13, 2020 11:35 am

Please find below useful information for your business.

 

Bounce Back Loan Scheme

More than 69,000 Bounce Back Loans (link is external) worth over £2 billion have been approved during the first 24 hours of the scheme.

 

Webinars for SMEs

The Department for International Trade is hosting a series of coronavirus (COVID-19) webinars, free for SMEs across the UK. The webinars, led by nearly 100 expert leads (link is external), will offer practical advice to SMEs and focus on issues businesses trading internationally are facing.

 

Rapid Response Service (RRS)

Marking staff redundant – If you have to make redundancies, Jobcentre Plus can give you and your employees support and advice through its Rapid Response Service.

https://www.gov.uk/staff-redundant/getting-help

For further information about the RRS visit https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN04891/SN04891.pdf


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Incident Alert: Business Crime in Warwickshire

By Business Crime Team on May 13, 2020 11:04 am

INCIDENT 2 13TH MAY, ST. PETERS ROAD, RUGBY

JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT THERE WAS A REPORT OF LOUD NOISE AT A SECURE SITE WHERE 3 OFFENDERS ARRIVED IN A VW GOLF AND STARTED A DIGGER, ON POLICE ARRIVAL 3 MALES MADE OFF. AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH ALL THREE ARRESTED.


INCIDENT 185 12TH MAY, HURLBUTT ROAD, WARWICK

BETWEEN 8TH – 12TH MAY A FORD TRANSIT LWB HIGH ROOF VAN WAS STOLEN FROM O/S UNIT BY U/K MEANS AS OWNER HAS VEHICLE KEYS.


 


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Incident Alert: Business Crime in Warwickshire

By Business Crime Team on May 12, 2020 04:24 am

INCIDENT 358 11TH MAY, CLOPTON ROAD, STRATFORD UPON AVON

IP IS BUSINESS OWNER AND REPORTING THEFT FROM HIS STORE ROOM (GARAGE) AT THE BACK OF THE SHOP. BRICK GARAGE WITH UP AND OVER DOOR, THE DOOR WAS LEFT CLOSED BUT UNLOCKED DURING BUSINESS HOURS FOR STOCK ACCESS. NOTICED WHEN A MEMBER OF STAFF WENT OUT THE BACK FOR BREAK AND SAW A CARRIER BAG ON THE FLOOR FULL OF FOOD STUFFS FROM THE GARAGE WITH SPECKS OF BLOOD ON IT. CHECKED THE CCTV AND SAW THE MALE ENTERING AND LEAVING THE GARAGE WITH THE BAG AND HE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.


INCIDENT 267 11TH MAY, SOUTHAM ROAD, RUGBY

UNKNOWN OFFENDERS HAVE GAINED ENTRY TO A SECURED AND UNATTENDED WHITE FORD TRANSIT WHILST PARKED AT THE LOCATION. OFFENDERS HAVE THEN REMOVED AND STOLEN LARGE QUANTITY OF ASSORTED STIHL POWER TOOLS. IP STATES THE REAR DOORS LEFT OPEN, NO DAMAGE TO VEHICLE TO GAIN ENTRY AND IP POSITIVE LOCKED AND SECURED.


 


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Incident Alert: Business Crime in Warwickshire

By Business Crime Team on May 11, 2020 10:45 am

INCIDENT 105 10TH MAY, BRANDON LANE, WOLSTON

ARRIVED AT WORK THIS MORNING AND FOUND 3 LARGE CONTAINERS HAVE BEEN ENTERED. CHAINS ON 2 MAIN GATES HAVE BEEN CUT THROUGH TO GAIN ENTRY ONTO THE FARM. PADLOCKS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF THE CONTAINER DOORS – LOOKS LIKE WITH SOME KIND OF ANGLE GRINDER AS COULD NOT BE DONE WITH BOLT CROPPERS. STOLEN, CUBOTA TRACTOR, ORANGE/RED, ALL PURPOSE VEHICLE (MULE), 2 SEATER WITH PICK UP AT THE REAR. KAWASAKI MAKE – DEEP RED IN COLOUR, PETROL HUSQUVANA CHAIN SAW, SMALL CAR JACK, SMALL GENERATOR, 2 X PETROL BRUSH CUTTERS.


INCIDENT 380 8TH MAY, BODYMOOR HEATH LANE, BODYMOOR HEATH

BETWEEN 3PM & 5PM IT APPEARS UPON ATTENDING THE SCENE IT APPEARS OFFENDERS HAVE FORCED OPEN A REAR BOARDED UP PASSAGE INTO THE SHOP FLOOR, ONCE INSIDE THEY HAVE TAKEN GLOVES OFF THE SHELF AND DISTRIBUTED THEM AMONGST OFFENDERS, THEY HAVE THEN CONDUCTED AN UNTIDY SEARCH OF THE PREMISES, INSIDE WHERE A VARIETY OF RETAIL ITEMS. A NUMBER OF POWER TOOLS WERE ON DISPLAY BUT NOT TAKEN. THE TILLS FROM INSIDE THE STORE HAD BEEN REMOVED VIA THE EGRESS POINT, OFFENDERS HAVE ALSO TOUCHED A NUMBER OF SURFACES UNKNOWN IF GLOVES WERE WORN AT THIS TIME. ITEMS AND PACKAGING HAVE BEEN FOUND OUTSIDE THE ENTRY POINT, THIS INCLUDES THE TILL AND AN IPAD THAT WAS DUMPED IN A BIN NEARBY, THESE ITEMS HAVE BEEN PLACED BACK INSIDE THE STORE BY THE OWNER SO THEY CAN BE ASSESSED BY SOCO.


INCIDENT 56 8TH MAY, CHESTERTON DRIVE, LEAMINGTON SPA

AT 03:57HRS THS MORNING AN UNKNOWN MALE HAS GAINED ENTRY TO THE WAREHOUSE AND STOLEN A SELECTION OF ALCOHOL. ENTRY WAS GAINED VIA JEMMYING THE FIRE DOOR OPEN. OFFENDER HAS LEFT THE STORE THE SAME WAY HE CAME IN THROUGH THE FIRE DOOR AND OVER THE YARD WALL.


INCIDENT 63 8TH MAY, WHITEBEAN WAY, NUNEATON

OVERNIGHT A TRANSIT TIPPER VRM YT07CAX HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM DRIVEWAY KEYS STILL AT THE PREMISES.


INCIDENT 85 7TH MAY, LONG STREET, DORDON

OVERNIGHT 2 X LADDERS STOLEN OFF THE ROOF OF A FORD TRANSIT CUSTOM VAN.


INCIDENT 76 7TH MAY, BISHOPTON LANE, STRATFORD UPON AVON

OVERNIGHT OFFENDERS BROKE IN A FORD TRANSIT VAN, ENTRY GAINED TO VEHICLE BY CUTTING A HOLE INTO THE SIDE DOOR OF THE VAN 6INCH BY 4INCH STOLEN A SELECTION OF POWER TOOLS TO APPROX VALUE £4,000.


 


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