**THIEVES IN THE AREA** - 3 April 2020
Sadly, as if there wasn't enough going on at the moment, we have heard of two more
thefts from Whitelye in recent days.
The police have been informed. When the previous Catbrook robberies took place in mid December the police advised residents to phone in reporting suspicious vehicles, especially at night as they cannot just stop and search at random but they can respond to such a call by stopping and searching similar vehicles in the area on suspicion. It may also be that thieves are visiting the area during the day to see who is gardening, mowing lawns etc and then return later to the addresses where they knew the tools would be, so look out for suspicious people and cars at any time, not just at night. Now that there is much less traffic about this should be simpler.
Everyone needs to take extra precautions and be on their guard. If you have wildlife cameras/CCTV type systems please set them up.
**DOG THIEVES IN THE AREA** - 21 AUGUST 2020
A local resident has notified us that a thickset man with an Irish accent driving a silver transit van has been seen trying to remove dogs from people's gardens.
In Brockweir, he asked a resident if he could buy his dog. A collie with very young puppies has also disappeared from Brockworth in Gloucestershire.
All dog owners should be vigilant and keep dogs in their sight.
A travelling community has recently parked in Lydney and it is thought there may be a connection.
If you see anything suspicious, or wish to let the community know please post on the Catbrook Hall Facebook Page