Crime in Norbury as at 15 May

Be alert re-moped riders

On Sunday two residents observed two young thugs on mopeds stashing away some jewellery and disposing of a handbag and scarf.

‘We called the police and they came and seized the objects and received from us the photos we have taken.

Apparently these two …..mounted the pavement on their bikes, cornered a lady of Indian descent, tore her traditional wedding necklace of her neck and with a knife cut the strap of her handbag.

Spread the word that this is how they operate.

Previously thugs have snatched money from a woman’s hand just as she was pulling it from the Natwest ATM and another man on a motorbike was being rammed and intimidated by three guys on two bikes – they wanted his motorcycle but he saved himself by riding onto the forecourt of a garage.

Recent Crime Figures

ABH (1),  arson, burglary dwelling (3), Burglary non-dwelling (1), common assault (1), courier fraud (1), crime related incident (4), other theft (3), racial incident (1), robbery commercial (1), robbery from person (2), theft from motor vehicle (3), vehicle interference (1)

Note: Unlike previous listings for the police team this list covers incidents in March, April and early May.

Arson attack

Norbury brothers gaoled for possessing guns

Police Visit to Norbury Manor Primary

PC Norry writes ‘The team have conducted a school visit to Norbury Manor Primary this week, we spoke to two classes surrounding the work that police officers do and the equipment that we use and carry.  There was also the opportunity to have a look at a police car, which inevitably was well received.  Our apologies to the residents of Abingdon Road for our sirens!  We look forward to carrying out more visits with the schools in the future.  Likewise if there are any youth groups or associations that would like a talk or visit then please let us know.’

I attended these classes in my capacity as a School Governor and the officers used me to show the children how the handcuffs work  and prevent suspects from retaliating.

Parking issues 

PC writes ‘Whilst at Norbury Manor we conducted a patrol of the surrounding roads in response to further complaints raised about parking at peak times.  We located several drivers who were dangerously parked and they were dealt with accordingly by us.  Once again we remind visitors to the schools in Norbury to please park respectfully and carefully, poor parking endangers children and pedestrians.

Street drinking

PC writes: We have also attended a meeting with the local authority recently to discuss matters in Norbury surrounding street drinking.  A number of ideas were discussed and we are working hard to meet the requests of the council.  We will update in due course should there be any further news on this.’


PC writes ‘ Weapons sweeps have also been conducted at various locations on the ward, this is in relation to an ongoing operation across the Met.  We are happy to report that no weapons have been located by us or other teams who have visited the ward, these sweeps will continue in the coming weeks to ensure that we are taking as many weapons off the streets as possible.’


PC writes. ‘Finally, the team are aware of travellers having moved into Nuffield Health on London Road.  Officers have attended the location and have spoken with staff and the party involved.  This matter is being progressed expeditiously by the land owner to ensure they are moved on.’

PC 852 Tom Norry

Norbury Team

020 8721 2477

About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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