Our residential security patrols have been busy this week ensuring the safety and security of our clients properties and vehicles. To understand the potential crime threats in our service areas we do our best to keep up to date with significant events in neighbouring areas also.
On Monday the 18th, between the hours of 4pm and 5pm, a non-LSS protected Totteridge resident had the number plates stolen from their vehicle whilst parked outside their home. In most instances thieves steal number plates to help them carry out further, more serious crimes, most commonly, fuel theft.
Find out more about the rise of number plate theft and what you can do to prevent it in our featured article.
On Monday the 18th, between the hours of 2am and 4am, a messy burglary was carried out at a non-LSS protected household. The intruder conducted a messy search of the ground floor before stealing vehicle keys. The vehicle was not stolen fortunately, but the break-in has incurred significant costs in repairing damage and replacing keys, not to mention the undue stress inflicted on the resident.
Reports this week of Catalytic Converter theft from vehicles around the Radlett area between the hours of 7pm and 10pm. Thieves are removing the part and selling the precious metal components found inside. Catalytic Converter theft is on the rise across the UK, Find out what you can do to reduce the risk of Catalytic Converter theft from your vehicle.
Over the last week, LSS patrols in all service areas have picked up on suspicious individuals wearing dark or hooded clothing between the hours of 1am and 5am. In all instances the individuals have been unable to claim residency within the neighbourhood and have promptly left the area after being approached by our residential security patrol officers.
Illegal / Problematic Parking
During lockdown there has been an increasing number of poorly or illegally parked vehicles belonging to non-residents in our patrol areas.
Many of the areas we patrol are scenic and within close proximity to picturesque parks and open areas. As a result non-residents are visiting the areas by vehicle and parking on streets before embarking on long walks.
Whilst some roads are private, many roads are public highway, however, the vehicle owners are being urged by our patrol officers to park responsibly after a number of complaints about illegally parked vehicles or unknown vehicles blocking driveways. LSS continue to monitor vehicle activity throughout our patrol areas to avoid parking problems and deter suspicious activity.