This morning on the roundabout at the junction of Durham Drive / Swordsman’s Road, two metal man hole covers were stolen.
This happened between 8.20am and 8.30am.
An new looking long base white transit type van with no markings was involved. A following description was given to Surrey Police:
2 white males. 1st around 5’10” short mousey-brown hair and the 2nd around 5’8″ black hair, both wearing High-Viz jackets.
The men involved pulled up to the roundabout and waved traffic by. As they were wearing high viz vests and directing traffic they gave the impression they were official contractors.
This incident has been reported to Surrey Police, however, I want to urge residents to remain vigilant. We have already had fly tippers target the area over the last couple of days and with these man hole covers being stolen, there is a good chance we could be targeted again. These man hole covers cost a significant amount to replace which means if others are stolen, it could have a major impact on our annual charges.
I have asked itsyourplace to notify me when contractors are expected on the estate and I will update the feed on the left hand side of the menu bar so residents know when contractors should be here.
If you see anything suspicious at all please call Surrey Police on their non-emergency telephone number 101.
Even if you are not sure that something is suspicious but see a white van with workmen please make a note of the vehicle registration number and try and remember what individuals looked like and what they are wearing. if in any doubt whatsoever call Surrey Police on 101.
We need to get the message out to the criminal fraternity that we are vigilant and will report anything suspicious.
We have been very lucky over the years to have not been targeted in this way and it is important to remember that this could happen anywhere. But lets make sure we have each others backs.
itsyourplace have been notified and contractors will be out today to make the roundabout safe. The holes are over 10 ft deep. Please keep your children away from the area and be careful when driving near this roundabout.