Proactive policing continues as lockdown sees big drop in local burglary figures

The Coronavirus lockdown has resulted in a big drop in burglaries in Coombe Hill ward, during the second quarter of the year. The latest Police report for the months of March, April and May 2020 shows a total of: 

  • 7 residential burglaries
  • 3 attempted burglaries 
  • 3 commercial burglaries

These latest figures follow on from the previous three months which were particularly bad, with 37 residential, 5 attempted and 4 commercial burglaries. This resulted in officers from other wards coming in to work with our Coombe Hill team to target the problem areas.

The lockdown has clearly had a positive effect on local burglaries. However, our local Police team have been working hard over this period. Just some of the recent proactive policing that PC Simon Stamp and PCSO Oliver Barrett have been involved in recently (that we are aware of) include:

  • Patrolling areas with a history of antisocial behaviour
  • Delivering leaflets to streets that have been subject to recent burglaries
  • Arrested a young male in Crescent Road who was carrying a large knife
  • Stop and Search as part of Operation Sceptre
  • Recovering a stolen motorbike 
  • Animal welfare action taken in Kingston Vale
  • Arrests and warnings issued for possession of illegal drugs
  • Policing social distancing where being flouted
  • Holding online contact surgeries

The Coombe Hill Police team are keen to do what they can to ensure the number of burglaries doesn’t spike as more people return to work. Please share any information regarding suspicious behaviour/people/vehicles in your street with the Police.

There are a number of ways to report crimes and concerns: 

  • Call: 999 in emergencies 
  • Call: 101 in non-emergencies 
  • Online via web: https://www.met.police.uk/ 
  • Online via twitter: @MetCC 
  • Email the SNT: CoombeHill@met.police.uk 
  • In person at: 5-7 High Street, Kingston-Upon Thames-Surrey, KT1 1LB 
  • Call anonymously via crime stoppers: 0800 555 111 
  • Online anonymously via crime stoppers: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/