PCSO’s Update

High Street, Hemingford Abbots – Just before 8:45 pm on Sunday 7th August, a resident at a house on High Street was disturbed by noises from her garden, and when she investigated found that two heavy ceramic pots containing orange begonia plants were missing. At the same time, a car was seen driving off down the High Street towards Hemingford Grey.

High Street, Hemingford Grey – At around 2:15 pm on Monday 8th August, a similar offence took place in Hemingford Grey. In this incident, three witnesses observed two males loading bay trees into the back of a blue Peugeot estate car. When the men were challenged, they drove off at speed, in the process causing an injury to the arm of one witness who tried to obstruct the car. It was confirmed that the bay trees were stolen from outside the house on High Street.

Apple Orchard, Hemingford Grey – Another plant theft incident was reported to police as having occurred at a house on Apple Orchard sometime between 2:00 and 4:00 pm on Monday 8th August. In this incident two square stone plant pots containing wild strawberries were taken from outside the front door. Nothing was seen or heard at the time of the offence.

Pembroke Close, Hemingford Grey – A fourth plant theft was reported to have happened at a house on Pembroke Close between 4:10 and 4:30 pm on Monday 8th August. This time it was two wooden planters containing miniature conifer trees that were stolen from outside the front door of the property. A resident working in the back garden at the time did hear some noises, but did not investigate at the time.

Home Farm Road, Houghton – Sometime overnight on Tuesday 9th / Wednesday 10th August, unknown persons removed the catalytic converter from underneath a Honda Accord car which had been left parked on its owner’s driveway. Mechanics have advised that the converter was removed in a professional manner by someone who knew how to remove it efficiently. A similar offence also occurred in St Ives this week.

Thicket Road, Houghton – Sometime between Monday 18th July and Friday 5th August, unknown persons entered an unlocked garage attached to a house on Thicket Road and stole a grey and orange gentleman’s VooDoo Marasa bicycle which was being stored there. Other bikes which were locked and chained were not taken, however, this particular bicycle was unsecured.

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As always, if you have information relating to any offence, or are concerned about any suspicious activities, please contact police by using the ‘101’ telephone number. Alternatively, you can use ‘Crimestoppers’ to make a report anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by using their on-line contact form. In an emergency, or if you witness a crime in progress, always use ‘999’.

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