Lime Green Ford Focus stolen from Urmston

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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.

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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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Early morning thieves caught on camera checking vehicles and stealing milk in Urmston

 

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CCTV caught a couple of suspected thieves stealing a doorstep delivery of milk from at least two houses and checking vehicles on Roseneath Road in Urmston.

The crooks struck in the early hours of Tuesday morning at 5.30 am. 

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CCTV and video doorbell footage of the two

The door step thief wore a black baseball cap with a red Manchester United logo, dark top, dark pants and was carrying a teal coloured shopping bag.  

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A woman who was with the man was also spotted on CCTV checking car doors on the same street, she was wearing a scarf, dark coloured top, light pants and brown boots .

The footage was shared on Facebook to the Urmston M41’ers group which has over 33 thousand members.

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One of the members reported seeing the couple with a black car parked round the corner from Roseneath Road on Grosvenor Road and were placing items in the boot shortly after.

Anyone with information about the suspects  is asked to call police on 101.

 

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Suspected burglar caught on camera climbing fence in Urmston

A suspected burglar was spotted on CCTV climbing into a back garden in Davyhulme.

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The footage shows the suspect walking onto a driveway before climbing over a fence into a back garden.

The incident happened early on Saturday morning (12th June)  at 3.45am on Kirkstall Rd in Davyhulme. 

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Nothing was taken but it is believed the person, who had their face covered had checked the doors were locked.

 

 

Man charged after indecent exposure on bus in Davyhulme

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Police have charged Altyaeb Bashir (05/01/2000), of no fixed abode with indecent exposure.

He was arrested after an incident yesterday, Wednesday 24th March 2021, when Police received reports regarding a male who indecently exposed himself on the 256 bus service in Davyhulme.

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Bashir has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow, Friday 26th March 2021.

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Gang with weapons went on mini crime spree in Renault Megane

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A gang of four men went on a knife-wielding crime spree across Trafford.

The group were described as being white and aged between 19 and 23 and were carrying a baseball bat and a sledgehammer.

They were first spotted on Park Road, Stretford at around 10.30pm last night (18th February)and got into a silver Renault Megane and headed in the direction of Trafford Park.

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Around 30 minutes later a gang of three males wearing balaclavas armed with knives, broke into a home on Repton Avenue in Flixton.

A Man was attacked inside the home before the gang attempted to steal car keys. Police say they then fled the scene just after 11pm in a silver Renault Megane.

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The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

Fifteen minutes later at around 11.15pm, two men were spotted in a silver Megane as used in the attempted burglary in the Davyhulme area.

The two men who were described as wearing dark clothing and had their hoods up were seen running through the garden of an address on Kirkstall Road.

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A post on facebook by a resident on Kirkstall Road shows three men on CCTV running through the garden and said that the Megane has been abandoned with the engine running and door left open.

Detective sergeant Paul Walls, of GMP’s Trafford division, said: “Thankfully no one sustained any serious injuries during the assault on Repton Avenue and the offenders were unsuccessful in their attempt to steal his vehicle.

“Our enquiries into these incidents are ongoing and we’re currently treating them as linked. We’re appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the males or saw the Renault Megane travelling in the area to get in touch with police.

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“Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation. We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the Renault.”

Anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, should contact police on 0161 856 7587 quoting 3108 of 18/02/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police Operation targeting Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme areas results in 3 arrests.

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This weekend police officers from the Trafford West Area changed their shifts to nights following an increase in burglaries and vehicle crime in the Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme areas.

In the early hours of this morning officers responded to reports of males trying car door handles in the Flixton area.

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Three juvenile males were spotted and made off from the officers and were pursued on foot through gardens where they were detained by the officers.

All three were arrested on suspicion of vehicle interference and enquires are ongoing.

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Urmston – Thieves use a BLOWTORCH to burn through door before stealing a Mercedes Benz

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Thieves used a blowtorch to break into a house in a latest example of criminals using the tool to access to the locking mechanism or even burning through the door to unlock it.

They forced entry via the rear patio doors on Marlborough Road in Urmston at some point last night.

The keys for the White Mercedes Benz C200 Amg were stolen and the car was taken which was parked outside. The owners wallet was also stolen and his jacket was thrown into the garden.

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The registration of the car was FX19 GLV any may have been parked up to see if the vehicle is tracked.

Thanks to the Wythenshawe Stolen Vehicle’s & Surrounding Area’s Facebook page for sharing details of the theft.  

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Car smashed with rock by gang in Urmston

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A car in Urmston was targeted by a gang of youths on motorised scooters in the early hours of Friday morning.

The yob who threw the rock even stopped to take a photo of the damage.

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The vehicle was targeted at around 2.15am, along Canterbury Road near to Davyhulme Primary School.

The damage and the rock thrown

Details of the incident were reported to the Police and shared to the Urmston M41’ers Facebook page.

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Catalytic converter thefts in Flixton and Urmston this week

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At least three vehicles have had catalytic stolen in the Urmston and Flixton area this week.

On Tuesday (26th Jan) at around 7.45pm on Lawrence Rd in Flixton, two vehicles were targeted.

The thieves had difficulty removing the device from one vehicle so targeted the neighbours car, a 53 plate Mazda M3.

On Wednesday (27th Jan) between 5.30am and 6am catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles on Shetland Way and Dennington Drive in Davyhulme.

Criminals have in recent years stole the exhaust devices as they contain valuable metal parts that can be sold on for a profit.

With gangs likely to have regular buyers, it has simply become a case of sawing the devices off cars as quickly as possible to escape undetected. Most use a hydraulic cutter or a battery powered saw to remove the converters.

In the Shaw area on Tuesday a gang were cronfronted whilst blatantly stealing a converter. This incident was captured on CCTV but it’s not known if this is the same gang targeting the Trafford area recently.

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The video shows how determined the thieves can be.

A recent theft in the Shaw area

Police are warning residents to take extra steps to secure their vehicles after a spike of thefts.

Inspector Cross from GMP’s Trafford South district said “Although we are in a National lockdown due to Covid, we are seeing an increase in vehicle related theft across the Trafford South region. There are some simple and cost effective measures everyone can take to help deter thieves”

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The precious metal in catalytic converters has led to an increase in their theft. To keep yours safe:
• Ask your car dealer if they can give you any advice on locks/guards that are approved by the manufacturer.
• Make sure your vehicle is parked in a garage overnight. If this isn’t possible, park in an area that’s well-lit & overlooked. Try to park so that the convertor can’t be easily reached by potential thieves
• Register your catalytic converter and mark it with a forensic marker https://crowd.in/HLmjQL , which will make it harder for thieves to dispose of.
• Buy a catalytic converter theft plate costing around £30-£40
• Ask your local garage to weld the bolts on your catalytic converter to make it more difficult to remove

Inspector Cross added “In addition to the security measures you can take, we would ask that the public continue to report any suspicious activity to us via our Live Chat at https://crowd.in/xdESsS Activity could include unusual vehicle activity, people looking out of place or anything that gives you cause for concern. By reporting early, we can deploy our available resources into the area to investigate further and question anyone that comes to our attention. Always call 999 in an emergency (Crime is in progress).”

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“Thieves don’t obey the law and are clearly ignoring the stay at home advice during lockdown, so I would urge all residents to remain vigilant and to contact us to report any concerns. Trafford remains the safest borough in Greater Manchester but crime does still occur and by working together we can help to deter thieves and with your reporting we can disrupt criminal activity and make arrests”

Inspector Cross said “Over the coming weeks we will be launching new initiatives to communicate the vehicle crime prevention messages and utilising all of our available resources, which includes the GMP Dogs, NPAS Air support, GMP Specials, marked and unmarked vehicles and other covert resources”.

Crime prevention advice is available is on the GMP website https://crowd.in/kRvx5U

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Golf recovered in conection with Mini Urmston car jacking

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On Monday 11th January 2021 a woman was car jacked on her own drive after being followed home just after 7pm on Monday evening in Urmston.

The car, registration YG69 NHY was stolen from Kirkstall Road in Davyhulme, Urmston.

They stole her blue Mini Cooper which was driven away along with her bag, purse and childrens car seats.

The woman did not suffer any injuries, but was left traumatised by the ordeal.

Police believe the offenders used a black Volkswagen Golf before two males got out and stole the keys from the victim’s hand. Both vehicles then made off down Kirkstall Road.

The black Volkswagen Golf was later recovered on Gorse Crescent in Stretford on false plates.

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If you were in the area of Kirkstall Road or Gorse Crescent last night & may have seen anything, please get in touch.

Please call 101 or go to https://crowd.in/GHSmP1.

Alternatively, you can report anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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Damage caused to children’s areas in Stretford primary school

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Thieves steal a catalytic converter from car in Asda car park, Trafford Park

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