Thursday 23 February. Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel with police
If you wish to attend please contact PC 852 Tom Norry.
Norbury.firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 8721 2477
Friday 24 February. 7pm – 8pm. Police Street Briefing
Kilmartin Avenue j/w Ardfern Avenue
Wednesday 1 March. 10.30–11.15am
Cuppa’ with a Copper – Costa Coffee, London Road
Friday 3 March. 10am-noon. Property marking
Tools, phones, bicycles – whatever you’d like! & Crime Prevention Advice
Norbury Library, Beatrice Ave
Recorded crime 7-13 February
The police recorded the following crimes in the week of from 7 February: theft from motor vehicle (1), possession of cannabis (4), theft from the person (1), burglary (3), robbery (1), interference with vehicle (1), aggravated burglary (1).
Some of these made the news:
- Robbery at National Westminster Bank
- Con man held elderly woman hostage
A man posing as a gas meter reader falsely imprisoned the woman for two hours in Dunbar Avenue on Monday 13 February 13.
The police have provided the following comments on the crime incidents:
- they ‘will be dealing with a male we believe linked to a number of offences across the area in the next few days. A number of males believed linked to moped enabled robberies have now been arrested, and we have started to see a decrease in these type of offences as well… trends we hope will continue!’
- ‘The burglaries are unfortunately still continuing at a steady rate, but we have been delivering SmartWater kits to selected addresses to raise awareness around crime prevention & to offer the property marking solution to residents. We have a number of operations planned around Operation Bumblebee which focuses on burglary reduction/prevention for the upcoming months & will be trying to get more & more
of your property marked.’
They are also asking for the public’s help in finding a man wanted in connection with a series of burglaries including Norbury.
Four men in court for sale of sawn-off rifle
How bad is crime?
It is difficult to tell how bad the situation is in Norbury and Croydon as a whole. In December there were 30,134 recorded crimes in the Borough a small increase on the same month in 2015.
Croydon Debating Club + Police Commander 22 February
Robert Ward, who has started the Croydon Debating Club, discusses Croydon’s crime at
The next meeting of the Club will discuss the plans for policing with the new Borough Commander on Wednesday 22 February. 7.30pm. Croydon Conference Centre, Surrey St. To let Robert know you are coming go to