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Crime Round up for Gloucester and Longford

Alert message sent 29/05/2020 14:52:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

Two bags of shopping and cash was stolen by a walk-in thief who struck at a house in Barnwood Avenue in Barnwood.  The theft took place sometime during the day or evening of 25th May.
A car was entered in Longstone Avenue, Longford between 6pm on 20th and 9am on 23rd May. There was no sign of forced entry and bank cards were stolen.
A car was also entered on the drive of  a house Cranham during the early hours of the morning of 24th May. Again, bank cards were stolen and attempts were made to use them in Tuffley and Longlevens.
Two wallets went missing from a car parked in Stroud Road, Gloucester between 11.30am and 1pm on 24th May.  These cards were used at several locations around the city.
A blue disabled driver badge was stolen from an unlocked car parked in Blenheim Road overnight on 25th and 26th May.
A leather bag and blankets were taken from a car parked at the main entrance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital around midday on 26th May.
A car parked in New Street was entered on the night of 26th and 27th May.  The vehicle was searched through but nothing appears to be missing.
Two persons were arrested following the report of a burglary in Alvin Street at around 9.20pm on 28th May.  The front door had been forced open.
The occupants of a house in Grange Road, Tuffley were disturbed by a male dressed in black climbing through an open front window at 2am on the morning of 29th May. He ran off towards the railway bridge but police found no trace of him when they searched the area.
A vehicle was entered in Oakridge Close, Abbeymead overnight on 27th and 28th May. A Kawasaki petrol strimmer and a Stihl leaf blower were stolen.
Finally a van was stolen from an address in Nine Elms Road, Longlevens at around 1.30am on the morning of 28th May.
Please call 101 if you have any information regarding these crimes or saw or heard any unusual activity in the area at the time of the incident.  Alternatively report information on line at
If you see or hear anything suspicious report it straight away to 101 or online and if you believe a crime is being committed then dial 999. You can also report information regarding criminal activity anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.
Although the level of burglaries is lower than this time last year, we must not become complacent and should not be tempted to leave windows and doors open during this pleasant period of warm weather.  Please remain alert.
Also do not be tempted to leave wallets, handbags, purses and bank cards in your vehicles as these items are a real gift for opportunist thieves.
This is the end of the message.
Message sent by
Bob Lloyd (Police, Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Gloucestershire)

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