Vehicle Damage and Burglary in Kenilworth

Finham Crescent, Kenilworth  (Incident 49 of the 21 February 2017)

Between 1900hrs Monday 20 February 2017 and 0630hrs Tuesday 21 February 2017 unknown offender(s) caused damage to a silver Ford Focus parked at the roadside in Finham Crescent, Kenilworth.

Burton Green, Kenilworth (Incident 313 of the 21 February 2017)

Between 1400hrs and 1820hrs Tuesday 21 February 2017 unknown offender(s) forced entry into a residential property on Red Lane, Burton Green. Offender(s) forced entry via a rear ground floor door. Once inside an untidy search of the property was conducted. Offender(s) stole jewellery, electronic goods and a set of vehicle keys.

If you have any information relating to either of these incidents, please call Warwickshire Police on 101 or alternatively call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

 

Kenilworth Burglaries continue…

KENILWORTH residents are advised that criminals are continuing to operate in the area taking opportunities to enter vehicles and homes. Please remain vigilant and alert. Please also review your security arrangements, these can be simple things like not leaving valuables on show, vehicles unlocked or buildings insecure.

Please do not hesitate to report to the police anything you notice that is suspicious.

Whitemoor Road, Kenilworth

Between 6.30am and 8.45am on 3 February 2017, offenders entered the driveway of a home in Whitemoor Road, Kenilworth and then entered an insecure Nissan vehicle and stole a Vax carpet cleaner from inside.

The offenders then entered the porch of the house and stole a Barbour jacket before making off.

Warwick Road, Kenilworth

Between 10am and 1.20pm on 3 February, offenders approached a large detached home in Warwick Road, Kenilworth and then forced the padlock off the gate into the rear garden.

Once at the rear of the house, the offenders used a pointed tool to remove beading from a double glazed kitchen window and then smashed the glass pane inside.

Once inside the house, the offenders disabled the intruder alarm and conducted an untidy search of the whole house before making off with items of gold jewellery, a quantity of cash and a set of car keys. The offenders left the property through the rear patio doors.

The car was not stolen.

Burglaries continue in Kenilworth

KENILWORTH residents are advised to continue to keep a keen eye out for persons or vehicles acting suspiciously in their neighbourhood as more opportunist crimes have taken place over the past couple of days.

Shed Break In – Waverley Road, Kenilworth – Monday 30 January 2017

Please be aware that between 7.20 and 7.30pm on 30 January, offenders entered the insecure rear garden of a home in Waverley Road, Kenilworth and stole a black racing bike from an insecure shed.

House Burglary – Lower Ladyes Hill, Kenilworth – Wednesday 1 February 2017

Between 0900 – 1745hrs on Wednesday 1 February 2017 offenders have entered the rear garden of a house in Lower Ladyes Hills, Kenilworth and smashed the rear patio door with a slab.

Once inside the house, the offenders have carried out an untidy search of all rooms of the house before making off with household items, jewellery and iPods.

If you saw anything suspicious on either of these dates and close to these locations please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.

Power Tools stolen from van on drive

Residents are advised to remain vigilant as thefts from unattended vehicles are continuing to take place in Kenilworth.

Between 2000hrs Tuesday 24 January 2017 and 0800hrs Wednesday 25 January 2017 unknown offender(s) entered a white ’07’ plate Ford Transit van that was parked on the drive of a residential property on John O’Gaunt Road, Kenilworth. Offender(s) stole a quantity of power tools from the vehicle.

If you have any information about this event or may have seen something suspicious in and around the John O Gaunt Road area please contact Warwickshire Police on 101.

Paypal Scam emails

KENILWORTH residents are being advised to beware of emails they may receive that purport to be from ‘Paypal’. The email looks very convincing and suggest that someone have been trying to use the recipient’s Paypal account.

Typically the email has one or two links in it which it requires the recipient to click on. Usually, the one link enables access to all your email contacts and addresses and the other link seeks your personal banking details on the false premise that this is needed to ‘reset your account’.

PLEASE DO NOT CLICK ANY LINKS in such an email. Delete the email from your system and follow up deleting the email by then emptying your trash folder on your computer or device.

Crown Watch has spoken to Paypal this afternoon and they have confirmed emails like that described above are a scam. They have set out how and when they send emails and what to look for. We have placed Paypal’s advice below.

Paypal is a popular and safe service that enables purchasers over the internet to buy services and good without divulging personal credit card details. There is no reason to stop using Paypal as their services are secure.

Here is one of the spoof emails received thie afternoon (we have removed the email address of the recipient)

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Here is what Paypal have advised:

Fake emails, also known as ‘Phishing’ or ‘Spoof’ emails, attempt to trick you into revealing personal or financial information such as bank account details, credit card details and passwords etc. These fake emails often link to fake (spoof) websites where your information can be collected if you type it.

You’ll know that an email is not from PayPal when:

The email uses a generic greeting like ‘Dear user’ or ‘Hello, PayPal member.’ We’ll always address you by your first and last name or the business name on your PayPal account.

The email requests financial and other personal information. A real email from us will never ask for your bank account number, debit or credit card number etc. Also we’ll never ask for your full name, your account password, or the answers to your PayPal security questions in an email

The email asks you to provide the tracking number of a dispatched item, before you’ve received the payment into your PayPal account

The email includes a software update to install on your computer

The email asks you to make a money transfer using a third party

Here are some security tips to help you stay protected online:

Even if a URL contains the word ‘PayPal’, it may not be a PayPal webpage
When using PayPal, always ensure that the URL address listed at the top of the browser displays as https://www.paypal.com. The ‘s’ in ‘https’ means the website is secure

Look for the ‘lock’ symbol that appears in the address bar. This symbol indicates that the site you are visiting is secure

If you think you’ve received a phishing email, forward it to spoof@paypal.co.uk and then delete the fake email from your mailbox.