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Reigate and Banstead Police

Safer Neighbourhood Team


Dear Residents,

Welcome to the Police Update for the past week. 

The message includes personal fraud (Scams), burglaries and vehicle thefts reported between the 6th June 2024 to 13th June 2024.

Please Note

  • Please report the theft of car number plates. There were 2 reported thefts in the past week.
  • Please be aware that there were 3 incidents of vehicles being broken into to take tools, during the past week.
  •    Prevent theft from a vehicle | Crime Prevention | Police.uk (www.police.uk)  

  • Below is the link to the Surrey Police website to report and, also to find crime advice and further updates, including how to prevent Scams.
  • https://www.surrey.police.uk/


     Personal Fraud (Scams) This Week.


    Redhill.  -  Car Park Ticket Machine Scam.        Suspect informed Victim that they needed to get a ticket from the authorised machine for the car park.  Suspect went with the victim to the machine and there was an issue with their bank card. The suspect had placed a taped device over the card slot (Financial loss)    (PR 45240064975)

    Chipstead.  -  Telephone Scam.       Victim received an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be from the Police. The suspect claimed that they were investigating a currency fraud and the victim should withdraw money from their bank account. The suspect was informed that their details would be checked and they ended the call.

    completed.  (No financial loss)    (PR 45240065523)

    Merstham.  -  Text (SMS) Scam.        Victim received a text (SMS) claiming to be from a bank, saying that there had been a transaction on their account and giving a number to call.  The victim called the number believing it was their bank and was asked number of what they believed to be security questions.   (Financial loss)    (PR 45240066737)


    Please report all scams, contact details below and by contacting  ActionFraud-

    ActionFraud - National Fraud & Cyber Crime Reporting Centre - Call 0300 123 2040      https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime


    The ‘Little Book of Big Scams’ published by Surrey and Sussex Police provides Prevention Advice and how to report a Scam.   

     Little Book of Big Scams  (version 5) 




    05/06/2024 Between 08:30 to 16:00  Winkworth Road, Banstead   Residential  Burglary. Method of Entry – Forced entry through the rear patio doors.

    Stolen:  Laptop, Jewellery and a Watch.  (PR 45240065808)



    12/06/2024   20:00  Raglan Road, Reigate   Residential  Burglary. Method of Entry – Suspects have gained access into the property and have left when they have been disturbed.

    Stolen:  Nothing Taken.  (PR 45240066467)



    No reports this week


    Please remember we provide lots of advice on our website for keeping you, and your property safe:            Keep burglars out of your property | Surrey Police


    Vehicle  Thefts -       Keyless Car Theft 0,  attempted Keyless Car theft, 0 Car Thefts, 1. Vehicle theft 1 and  0 motorcycle thefts have been reported in the last week.

    Horley,  Tanyard Way.  Between 08/06/2024 20:00 to 09/06/2024 08:16    Car Theft.      Seat Ateca  (Vehicle recovered) (. PR  45240065133)

    Horley,  Webber Street.  12/06/2024 23:00    Vehicle Theft.      Ford Transit Minibus  (PR 45240066538)



     There is lots of advice on our website for keeping your car/van safe:





    Contacting Us

    The Police Reference Number (PR) with each of the reports is shown in brackets. If you have any information on any of the reports, including CCTV, please contact us quoting the Police Reference Number (PR). 


    Ways to Contact Surrey Police

    Accessible Ways

    We want to make sure our service is as accessible as possible for everyone. If you’re deaf or hard of hearing there are a number of tools available to help, including our textphone service and the Pegasus scheme for people who may find it hard to communicate with us.

    The best way for everyone to contact us about a non-emergency matter is through our website or our social channels so private message us or start a live chat on our website at any time!

    Here are some other tools you can use:

    ·       Textphone - for those who are deaf or speech-impaired, communication is easy with our Textphone 18000 or the Relay UK app for 999 emergency texts.  
    999 emergency text service. Please note, you must register your mobile phone first.   

    ·       Pegasus Scheme – if you have speech or communication challenges the Pegasus card scheme streamlines the help you receive in urgent situations. 

    ·       SignVideo BSL Interpreter - if you're a British Sign Language User, our SignVideo partnership means you're just a click away from a remote BSL interpreter. 

    ·       Police Link Officers for Deaf people (PLOD) – if you are deaf, you can SMS text us on 07967 986130.

    ·       Herbert Protocol – if you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer's, the Herbert Protocol ensures we have the essential info to act fast and keep them safe, if they go missing. 

    You can find out more about these by visiting - https://www.surrey.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/contact-us/sur/accessible-contact/ 

    We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Leader, committed to inclusivity within our force and the community. 

    Please share this information with anyone you think may benefit from knowing about these accessible ways to contact us. 


    Contact the Neighbourhood Team

    As always, the local Neighbourhood Team are keen to receive information on all crime spotted or believed to have occurred as this can assist with ongoing enquiries, as well as helping to pool information to build a wider understanding.

     If you believe you have any information relating to relevant information or concerns you can:

  • Call 101
  • On line reporting https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/
  • If you have social media, why not give us a follow. You can also message us if you want to report something to us
    • Our Facebook is Reigate and Banstead Beat (Surrey Police) and our twitter is ReigateBeat
  • You can also give information totally anonymously by contacting the Independent  Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form  https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

    In an Emergency please contact 999.

    For general enquiries please email us at: reigateandbanstead@surrey.police.uk

    As ever if you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. 


    Best wishes,

    Reigate & Banstead Safer Neighbourhood Team

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