On 16 Jun 2015 at 11:16am Paul wrote:
My car had both wing mirrors kicked off last night around midnight, as did at least two of my neighbours. This was in Mount Harry Road.
If anyone else had similar damage I encourage you to report it to the police, and if anyone saw anything happening please get in touch.
My neighbour said she saw a group of a five teenage boys and has reported this to the police.
On 16 Jun 2015 at 12:36pm Passing By wrote:
This seems to be quite common at the moment. Police have said that a few cars in Lewes have been broken into. I agree that it must be reported however minor the damage
On 16 Jun 2015 at 12:54pm Old Bloke wrote:
I'm sure the old bill will mobilise all forces at their disposal for robust investigation
Lewes's army of beat plod (2) will be round some time within the next two years for nice chat
On 16 Jun 2015 at 1:14pm Pete Manyata wrote:
Had a similar experience on Southover High Street earlier this year, which I put on the forum and several people said they had it done to them too. It's a real costly pain - about £160 for my Ford - and I've not worth claimingexperienced it any of the former supposed hell-holes I've lived in (Toxteth, Brixton). I did report it to the police and they were quick to respond, but can't really see what they can do.
On 16 Jun 2015 at 1:38pm Goujeers wrote:
Happens very often in the Pells area
On 16 Jun 2015 at 2:31pm Paul wrote:
@Old Bloke: actually, two community support PCs did come round here two hours after I phoned, which I thought was a pretty good effort.
@Pete M: Interesting, that's my experience too - my car has been vandalised or had bits nicked off it in Lewes, ooh probably seven or eight times in 12 years. I never had any damage in supposedly more dodgy locations.
On 16 Jun 2015 at 7:15pm Old Bloke wrote:
@Paul - so two plastic plod came round for a nice chat and to offer some counselling
Can't wait for the next thrilling episode of crime solving in Lewes
On 16 Jun 2015 at 8:01pm monty cute wrote:
Needlessly offensive, Old Bloke. So whose side are YOU on?
On 16 Jun 2015 at 10:04pm Plumber wrote:
Paul, we pay a LOT of money for the police. Why are you happy with a visit from PCSO's?
I suppose, that is what PCSO's are for; to make it appear police are doing something when they have no chance of solving the crime.
But things are improving; I had my van broken into and all I got was a letter.
On 16 Jun 2015 at 10:05pm Dirke wrote:
Old Bloke is ALWAYS needlessly offensive.
On 16 Jun 2015 at 11:09pm Mechanic wrote:
It happened in Sputhover too? Didn't Southover Queen say her car was vandalised outside her home?
If she's reading this she should report it to the police too.
On 17 Jun 2015 at 7:45am Vidge E Lanty wrote:
My Mum regularly has her hedge vandalized. I've now set up a camera to record over night. It's an IR bird box camera and small and easy to set up.
If the police can't catch the lowlife, then we will!!
On 17 Jun 2015 at 9:40am Paul wrote:
@Plumber: I didn't say I was happy - the two PCSOs who visited were sympathetic and they arrived promptly (I wasn't expecting a visit at all), but I agree - their remit is very limited and their role somewhat controversial. Even if a proper copper had turned up instead, I don't imagine they were about to start dusting my car for fingerprints, but in your case that might have been worthwhile...having the tools of your trade nicked could have put you out of work for days and cost a lot to replace.
On 17 Jun 2015 at 10:43am Old Bloke wrote:
@Dirke - of course you never are
On 17 Jun 2015 at 11:08am Pete Manyata wrote:
I'm coming to the conclusion that a regular spot of car vandalism is just another local tax for the pleasure of living in Lewes, rather like the outrageous council tax we're expected to pay here
On 17 Jun 2015 at 11:14am Mechanic wrote:
SQ, I hope you're still reading and if you are please report the vandalism of your car and the nuisance doorbell ringing to the police.
You say you know two people that might be ringleaders. You could get them nabbed and put a stop to a lot of this.
On 17 Jun 2015 at 12:16pm Paul wrote:
I just had a follow-up visit from the PCSO. They have been knocking on doors and dropping leaflets; at least seven cars were damaged.
I don't imagine much more will come of this, but I think their response was actually pretty good and certainly more than I was expecting to happen.
On 17 Jun 2015 at 12:28pm Vidge E Lanty wrote:
surely people must have heard the aforementioned scrots. grab your camera/phone and get some real evidence ffs
On 17 Jun 2015 at 12:53pm Walter the Softy wrote:
And what if they steal your phone/camera and give you a good kicking in to the bargain?
Is there an app for downloading content to the cloud/pc hard drive as it is recorded?
On 17 Jun 2015 at 2:27pm Prodigy wrote:
Makes some dog poo and a bonfire look tame , wicked fire starter
On 17 Jun 2015 at 5:12pm Veggie Lanty wrote:
See You scrots fereaver
On 17 Jun 2015 at 10:21pm wanderer wrote:
Police and vandalism, my car few years ago has windows smashed and I was the person that reported at 5am along with other cars in my rd and was told they would not be examining my car as my car was not of value to warrant the time.. ending up scrapping the car as it a cheapo
On 18 Jun 2015 at 7:32am Patrol wrote:
Charming.....bet if it was a coppers car they send out the SWAT team,,
On 20 Jun 2015 at 2:48pm Mechanic wrote:
Just in case you missed it SQ - do report the vandalism to your car if you have a suspect. It could benefit us all.