Hale Barns burglar caught out as stolen ipad tracked

A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary in Trafford police have said.

The burglary happened on Thursday 13 January between 10am and 2pm when a property in the Hale Barns area was broken into. An Pad and a purse containing cards and £150 in cash were taken in the theft.

Luckily the iPad had tracking software enabled and was tracked.

Following enquiries police officers identified an address in the Ashton area where a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the burglary.

Further searches of the address also resulted in the stolen property being recovered.

Scammers use ‘fake banking app’ to steal expensive items

One of the apps used

Selling an expensive phone or laptop on social media? You could be targeted by conmen using a fake banking app to show a fake transfer of funds.

The app shows a fake transfer that can appear genuine

The ‘buyers’ arrange to meet the seller to pick up the items and pay the money and usually park away from the property.

The scammer can ask the victim to put their bank details into a phone so the money could be transferred . The victim then sees what appears to be a banking app on the screen.

Screen shots of a scammer laughing at a victim

A suspect currently scamming areas of Manchester

The scammers tell the victim that transactions can take up to 2 hours to be transferred due to the banks policy then leave with the item.

They have been known to make a fake call to their bank with an accomplice pretending to be their bank.

Sale -Images of parcel theft suspect

A victim who had her parcel stolen form the doorstep has shared Images of a thief who stolen the package from right outside her home near to Broad Rd, central Sale.

The images, taken from CCTV footage, were shared on the Sale M33 Facebook group which has 24k members.

Group members commented on the post with some people pointing out his resemblance to John Bishop.

The suspect makes his escape with the parcel
The theft has been reported to police

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Suspected burglar from Sale arrested after seen jumping from window

Police responded to a burglary in progress on Wednesday (5th January). Officers from GMP Trafford South responded to reports of a burglary in progress on Brooklands road to assist officers from Wythenshawe police station

The suspect, named by police as Carl Leather of Conway road, Sale was arrested after he was seen jumping from a first floor window of the property in attempt to evade police officers.

Following a short foot pursuit through neighbouring gardens the suspect was eventually detained by officers and found to be in possession of jewellery taken from the property.

Mr Leather, who was previously jailed for 3 years for a burglary from an address in Sale in 2013 was remanded into custody to appear at Manchester magistrates today (06/01/2022) where he has been further remanded to Manchester Crown Court on 10/02/2022.

WhatsApp Scammers pretend to be your son or daughter to trick you on sending cash

We are still seeing an increase in reports of scammers using WhatsApp to send false messages from your loved ones asking for emergency cash.

Fraudsters are pretending to be friends or family members in a crisis, who may be on a ‘temporary number’ and need money ASAP.

If you receive messages like the ones above to ask for either a voice note or phone call to confirm it is someone you know who needs help.

While the message may sometimes be from an unknown number not in your contacts, cybercriminals are also able to use compromised accounts to send messages from your contacts’ numbers. Even if you recognise the number texting you, ask for a voice note or give them a call to confirm the request is genuine.

If you have received a message from an unknown number claiming to be from someone you know asking for money, make a report to Action Fraud on their website or call 0300 123 2040.

Ford Fiesta stolen from Sale

A blue Ford Fiesta was stolen on Monday from an address in Sale.

The vehicle registration is AO71 GNF and was stolen from Roebuck Lane in Sale in the early hours on Monday 27th December.

If anyone has any information please call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 0161 872 5050.

Gang steal vehicles and Christmas presents in early morning burglary

A gang of thieves broke in to a house and stole vehicles and Christmas presents from an addess in Partington at around 3.20 am this morning. (14th December).

The burglary was committed on Mersey Drive, in Partington where 3 males have gained entry via the rear patio door.

Police believe the offenders have driven to the area in a black VW Golf.

A vehicle similar to the stolen Mercedes

The vehicles stolen were a Black Mercedes A250 Registration GU70 OSK and a Red Ford Transit Connect Registration YM16 NWT.

If you have witnessed anything please make contact with us or email the Police TraffordNorth@gmp.police.uk


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UPDATED: Now reunited :-) HELP find this Stolen dog that may be in the Trafford area

This is Zeus, he is a blue and white Staffordshire Bull Terrier and has been stolen near Whitsbury Ave Gorton M18 Area on the 8th December this year.

Due to information received an individual was seen with Zues who is known to Frequent areas of Trafford.

Zeus was stolen wearing a spiked blue collar and leather harness.

If you know the wearabouts or have seen Zeus please call 07950165353. He is microchipped.

if you have Zeus please hand into a vets, so he can go home,the family are missing him beyond words he is a very much loved family member.

More information can be found on the doglost website by clicking here.


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Lime Green Ford Focus stolen from Urmston

A distinctive Ford Focus was stolen from Humphrey Lane near Bradfield Road in Urmston at around 1.30am on Saturday morning (20th November).

Thieves smashed the drivers side window to gain entry to the vehicle which has the registration CY10 HHO although it may now be displaying false plates.

It comes after two thefts of Ford Focuses were reported in Eccles last week with one of the vehicles being recovered in Bolton.

This vehicle was recovered in Bolton the day after the theft.

It is believed thieves are breaking into vehicles and using a device to reprogram a key using the obd port.

An obd port that a device can be plugged into

A video showing one of the methods used by thieves

This vehicle was also stolen last week from Eccles.

It is worth protecting your vehicle with a good steering lock and fitting a well hidden tracking device.


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Men tricked their way into home to steal cash

Maple Road, Brooklands

A group of men tricked there way into an elderly ladies home and stole cash on Saturday (13th November).

The theft happened on Maple Road, Brooklands at around 3pm after the men claimed there was an issue with her wall. Whilst in the property a sum of money was stolen.

It is believed four men were involved and drove a white van escort type vehicle with ladders on it accompanied by a blue car.

One of the men that entered the house had black curly hair, wearing blue overalls and work boots and spoke with a foreign accent.

The man claimed he used to live across the road and had been away but had returned.

He was described as very polite and greeted the victim with a hand shake.


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