Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Cameras with artificial intelligence catch shoplifters in the act, and a dedicated police team arrests a burglar who broke into an elderly woman’s home while she was asleep If you think criminals are getting away with it, think again!  This ten-part series takes a very different look at crime, showing how the police and the… Continue reading Using smart technology to catch criminals who shoplift

Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

  There has been a surge in the number of catalytic converters being stolen in London, with thieves becoming increasingly violent, police say. The Met’s motor vehicle crime unit investigated nearly 15,000 reports of such thefts in 2020, compared to 9,500 over the previous year. The devices, which reduce the emission of pollutants, contain precious… Continue reading Catalytic Converter theft From Safer Neighbourhood Board

Catalytic Converter Theft arrests and crime prevention advice

Three males have been arrested in an operation cracking down on the thefts of catalytic converters in Bexley.  The arrests took place in Watery Lane in Sidcup, and saw officers from MPS Longlands, MPS St Marys, MPS Blackfen, MPS Blendon and Kent Police Sevenoaks take part. On November 15, police reported that a catalytic converter… Continue reading Catalytic Converter Theft arrests and crime prevention advice

Community Weapon Sweep

Bexley Watch volunteers and the local Metropolitan police officers carried out a community weapons sweep around Erith. Riverside gardens are a challenging area to search although on the face of it neat and tidy. Large  areas of closely planted and low growing shrubs make it very difficult to access, despite the autumnal leaf fall.  The… Continue reading Community Weapon Sweep

Bexley Village – St Mary’s and St James Ward – Shop Watch incident Appeal

On Monday 26th October a woman described as of Eastern European appearance by shop staff entered Cheeks in Bexley village.    She stole an iPhone from the shop counter and then ‘visited’ Beau Brides. She was wearing a headscarf and anorak. If you have any leads please contact Police SNT Team – PCSO Parnell Email: stmarys.stjames.snt@met.police.uk… Continue reading Bexley Village – St Mary’s and St James Ward – Shop Watch incident Appeal

Fifty-three arrests in operation to tackle serious organised crime

A total of 47 men and six women, between the ages of 16 and 48-years-old have been arrested on suspicion of a range of offences, including: possession of firearms and ammunition; possession of offensive weapons; possession of criminal property; possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs, and supply of class A and… Continue reading Fifty-three arrests in operation to tackle serious organised crime