Medway residents issued with safety advice following minin crimewave in Medway

medway residents issued with safety advice following minin crimewave in medway



Medway residents issued with safety advice following four incidents on same night


Medway residents are being reminded to store car keys securely following four incidents on the same night.


Officers are investigating after four reports were received on 12 April 2020 where between 3am and 4am four separate addresses were targeted in South Avenue and The Chase, Gillingham.



In one incident two vehicles, a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a black Mercedes C220 were reported stolen and at another address a designer coat was reported stolen from a front porch which had been left unlocked. Residents from two other addresses also reported hearing noises and finding marks on their front doors.


Detective Constable Dan Bister of the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad said: ‘While we are connecting these incidents, I want to remind residents that burglars are opportunist thieves and will be on the lookout for easy properties to target.


‘Residents can help to protect themselves by making sure keys, cash and expensive items are not visible from the outside of their homes.


‘Electronic car keys can also be stored in a signal blocking pouch so they can’t be scanned by criminals. Other ways in which people can protect themselves against thieves include double-locking uPVC doors and windows and using timer switches on lights and radios.


‘I would ask that anyone in the area of The Chase or South Avenue to review their CCTV from between 3am and 4am on Sunday 12 April and contacts us if anyone is seen‘.


Anyone with information about any of these offences is asked to call Kent Police on 01634 792209 quoting 46/63252/20