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Bulletin 20   August 31st – September 13th 2023

Dear Residents


In case you have not seen this Tandridge Council have issued a warning regarding fraudsters who recently scammed a kind resident at the Ellice Road car park in Oxted. The scammer asked the resident to pay their car parking charge with the resident’s credit or debit card as this car park only accepts card payments and the scammer only had cash.


The fraudster had fitted the payment facility with a device which meant the resident’s card appeared to be swallowed up by the payment machine. The scammer was then able to quickly access over £500 from the resident’s bank account.


 The Council have put warning signs up on their payment machines at car parks to alert visitors to the potential danger. 

Inspector Lyndsey Whatley

Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector




Our Neighbourhood Patrol Team and Safer Neighbourhood Team deal with a variety of incidents. Here are a few they dealt with since the last Bulletin .


There were 29 Arrests in the period August 28th to September 11th    : Domestic Abuse / Violent Domestic Abuse 10   , Violent Crime Public Place 3, Stalking 2, Robbery 1, Alcohol Related 3, Domestic Incident 1, Burglary Business and Community 1, Public Order 2, Burglary 2, Child at Risk 1, Sexual Offence 1, Drunk/Drug in Charge 1, Harassment 1.


On September 4th in Lingfield a male was arrested and subsequently charged for offences of indecent exposure, section 5 Public Order and possession of cannabis.


Following the robbery of a young male in Limpsfield Road, Warlingham on August 25th a male has been arrested.


On September 11th in Caterham a male was arrested after leaving the scene of a road traffic collision, failing a breath test and driving whilst disqualified.


Following a series of shoplifting from a shop between August 31st and September 7th in Caterham on The Hill a male has been charged with four offences of theft.


 If your area is NOT referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.




Burglary Residential including Sheds and Garages


Church Lane, Burstow. Around 21.08 September 5th three people trespassed into a residence looking to steal but were scared off by the occupant. They were driving an old 4x4 Cherokee type vehicle (ref 45230099746).




Shipley Bridge Lane, Shipley Bridge. Around 02.29 September 2nd a Timberwolf TW230HP6 s/n241217 Fleet no X447 was stolen from the rear garden of a property (ref 45230098679).


Croydon Barn Lane, Horne. Around midnight August 31st a bright orange Timberwolf chipper with TW23HB on one side  and on the other side a sticker – SUB 750KG  PETROL was stolen (ref 45230097844).


 Woolborough Lane, Outwood – Theft. Around 11.00 September 13th two males in a van entered a property and removed building materials. One suspect was described as mixed race, age late 20’s, black short hair wearing a high Vis jacket, bright red trainers and grey joggers (ref 45230103274).


Vehicle Crime


Eastbourne Road, Newchapel – Theft. Between August 11th and August 31st a grey/silver Seat Ibiza index GX03UOA that had been awaiting collection following a road traffic collision was stolen (ref 45230097952).


St Piers Lane, Dormansland – Theft. Between September 8th and 11th a blue Ford Transit 85 T260M Trend index PO05BYE with orange sign writing was stolen (ref 45230102891).


Station Road, Dormansland – Criminal Damage. After parking a car at the station earlier in the day the victim returned at midnight September 1st to find the passenger window smashed but nothing stolen (ref 45230099051).


Wheelers Way, Felbridge – Theft. Overnight September 12th to 13th both rear light clusters and plastic air defenders on three windows of a car were stolen (ref 45230103253).






Carlton Road, South Godstone. Around 03.52 September 3rd CCTV recorded an offender breaking two security lights off the gate posts of a property and removing them (ref 45230098836).



Vehicle Crime


Eastbourne Road, Blindley Heath – Theft. Overnight September 12th to 13th index plates GD07AFK were stolen from a car (ref 45230103116).


Featherstone, Blindley Heath – Theft. Overnight September 12th to 13th index plates HK57VRW were stolen from a car (ref 45230103376) and index plates GD07AFK were stolen from another one (ref 45230103116). Subsequently a black Audi using the plates HK57VRW drove away from a nearby petrol filling station without paying for 40 litres of fuel (ref 45230103108)..




Burglary Residential including Sheds and Garages


Granville Road, Oxted. Between 05.45 and 06.10 September 5th the lock on the French door of a house was removed and suspects entered the house, undertaking an untidy search. The occupier disturbed them and they fled leaving behind items they had placed in the hallway. They had also driven the occupier’s car off the drive and it was abandoned in the road with the keys inside it (ref 45230099427).


Chichele Road, Oxted. Around 01.00 September 11th a stick was used to pull a handbag close to the letterbox of house and items were then pulled from the bag through the letterbox. A purse with bank cards, keys and cash were stolen. It is believed the offenders were targeting car keys as high value car was parked on the driveway (ref 45230102599).




Westerham Road, Westerham. Between 22.15 and 23.45 August 31st three males entered a quarry and stole two drums of diesel making off in a Vauxhall Astra (ref 45230098068).


Vehicle Crime


The Greenway, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Between 06.45 and 10.30 September 12th the nearside window of a car was smashed and a ball bearing was found in the foot well (ref 45230102561).


Pollard Oak Crescent, Hurst Green – Theft. Overnight September 10th to 11th a blue Suzuki GSX motorcycle index HV60ZXX was stolen (ref 45230102787).






Caterham By Pass, Caterham. Around 06.22 September 12th two males described as black in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas threatened the victim with what appeared to be a knife after he had got out of his in a layby. The victim ran away from his vehicle and the offenders stole a mobile phone and a bank card leaving behind other items they discarded at the side of the road (ref 45230102980).


Vehicle Crime

Stafford Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Overnight August 30th to 31st the soft top of a car was slashed and the windscreen wipers on a van were pulled off (ref 45230097511/97769).




Burglary Residential including Sheds and Garages


Park View Road, Woldingham. At 21.13 September 2nd an audible alarm was heard and a suspect seen inside a house which was entered via a rear first floor balcony. A double glazed window unit was forced out of its frame and on entering the property an untidy search was carried out. The offenders left via kitchen door. It is believed cash and jewellery was being targeted (ref 45230098619). At around 20.45 September 2nd a ground floor window of another house nearby was smashed and upon entering the offenders undertook an untidy search but nothing was stolen .CCTV images revealed two white males, around six feet tall, one stocky build with a belly, the other quite skinny. Both were dressed in what looked like black track suits, black balaclavas and carrying a handheld torch. Their ages were between 20 and 50 (ref 45230098638).




Tatsfield Approach Road, Tatsfield. Between 12.20 and 13.45 September 7th a Specialized Turbo Creo SL Expert EVO electric gravel bike with an electric pack was stolen whilst the victim went home to collect a puncture kit. The bike had been secured with a Litelok Gold Wearable bike lock (ref 45230101078).


Vehicle Crime


Leas Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 07.20 and 16.40 September 7th index plates YM04CYC were stolen from a car (ref 45230100651).


Redvers Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between August 31st and September 8th index plates EX62FHN were stolen from a car (ref 45230101151).


Timpani Hill, Warlingham – Theft. Between September 8th and 11th index plates WF12VNU were stolen from a car (ref 45230102486).


If you have to contact us about a non-urgent matter or to provide information on non-urgent suspicious matters or unusual behaviour you have observed which may be useful intelligence for us at a future date please email Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Team:  tandridge@surrey.police.uk 
The information you provide will be read and treated in confidence when the staff are next on duty.


We have a portal for circumstances where no crime has been reported, but the suspicious behaviour could potentially be related to a burglary, theft of a vehicle, or catalytic converter, for example. We have a different unique link we provide to victims and witnesses when a burglary has occurred.

To find out more about the portal and submit your footage visit this link: https://surrey.police.uk/suspiciousactivityportal


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