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Mole Valley Beat Bulletin Thursday 4th August 2022


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Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunists. Criminals will look for homes that: seem unoccupied / have little or no apparent security / have doors or windows left open, or / where they think they won't be seen. https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/burglary-WIDEN

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Use the (FCA) register to check if the company is regulated by the FCA. If you deal with a firm (or individual) that isn’t regulated, you may not be covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) if things go wrong and you lose your money. https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register

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We've been adopted by a friendly local cat who jumped into the office through an open window - great little guy - (now for the link ) For windows that are within reaching distance such as ground floors, see our tips https://www.surrey.police.uk/.../protect.../window-security/

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Purse containing cash,cards driving licence stolen - last seen while shopping Tesco Oxshott Rd #Leatherhead - Mon morning 01/08 - Don’t let them pocket it : here’s how to spot a potential pickpocket and avoid losing your belongings to one. https://www.surrey.police.uk/.../personal.../pickpocketing/

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We are appealing for witnesses after an affray in Dorking earlier today (2 August). Officers were called to West Street in Dorking at around 2pm, following reports of a man with a knife in the street. Church Street and West Street were closed while officers attended.

A 29-year-old man from Dorking has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and affray. He remains in police custody.

Detective Constable Elliott Abdo said: “We would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident, and we do not believe there is any risk to the wider community. We would like to thank the public for their patience whilst officers dealt with this incident.”

If you have were in the area, or have any information that could help with our investigation, please contact us, quoting PR/P22161720.

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When not in use either at home or on holiday – store your keys in a security pouch. Security pouches are sometimes termed Faraday bags , these pouches will prevent the signal from your vehicle from being captured using electronic devices. https://www.securedbydesign.com/.../vehicle.../relay-theft

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Some of this advice might seem obvious, but there are some simple things we can do to help other people feel safer when they're out in public. Particularly at night, try to leave a good amount of distance between yourself and the person ahead of you. https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/personal-safety-how-to-stay-safe/tips-making-other-people-feel-safer-on-the-streets/

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