Tyres slashed and sheds flattened during 'exceptional' crime spree over four days in Sutton
Tyres have been slashed and sheds flattened during an “exceptional” spate of crime over the last four days.
Twenty garages off Brighton Road, Sutton, were broken into after their padlocks were cut between October 13 and 15. In Blackbush Close seven garages were broken into on October 13 and another eight were broken into in Devonshire Avenue on October 14 and 15.
A car window smashed in Chaucer Gardens
Vandals left a trail of destruction between October 14 and 15 by flattening two sheds, smashing windows in five sheds, smashing all the glass in two greenhouses and breaking down three fences in allotments in Chaucer Gardens.
Eight vehicles were damaged in Chaucer Gardens just after 2am this morning. Three had their windows smashed and five had their tyres slashed.
Police were called after a resident saw two men inside a car which had a smashed window. The men ran towards the A217 but police were unable to find them during a search.
The police have increased patrols and are asking people to be vigilant. They have been giving out crime prevention advice, particularly to protect elderly people and vulnerable premises, and are asking residents to report any suspicious behaviour to police immediately on 999.
Chief Inspector Nick Collins, who leads Sutton's Safer Neighbourhoods Teams, said: “Incidents like these happening within a such short period of time are exceptionally rare in Sutton. We are investigating these crimes to find those responsible and put them before the courts.”
Anyone with information should contact Sutton Police station on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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