Zetland FM Local News - 28th January 2021
The latest daily figures have shown that there have been a further 379 cases recorded on Teesside:
Officers are warning residents of Redcar to be vigilant after two elderly victims were targeted by a bogus caller:
...and Police have made an appeal to trace the owners of suspected stolen bikes in our area.
The latest daily figures have shown that there have been a further 379 cases recorded on Teesside.
The highest increase was seen in Stockton, with 129 cases recorded.
In Middlesbrough there were a further 112, whilst here in Redcar and Cleveland there have been a further 85.
Officers are warning residents of Redcar to be vigilant after two elderly victims were targeted by a bogus caller.
The incidents occurred on Monday between 4:30pm and 5:30pm.
One of the incidents occurred at a property on Green How Walk when a man approached the property and said he needed to check the house for leaks. He entered the house and stole money from a purse.
A second incident occurred on Ayton Drive when a male approach the property and claimed he was from Northumbria Water and needed to check the house for possibilities of flooding. He entered the property and stole money from a purse and then left.
It is believed the same man is responsible for both incidents. He is described as being a white male, of medium height and build and spoke with a local accent. It is thought he is aged between 20 and 30years old. He was wearing a black face mask, a black baseball cap and dark clothing.
Anyone with information which could help police identify the man is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police have made an appeal to trace the owners of suspected stolen bikes in our area.
The suspected stolen bikes were recovered from a property in Guisborough yesterday, and are pictured on the Zetland FM Facebook page.
Anyone who believes that they may be the owner or who may know who the bikes belong to, is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.