Peacehaven residents fears she may be victim of identity theft

Rubbish bags ‘theft’ sparks concern

Rubbish bags ‘theft’ sparks concern

First published in News

A WOMAN fears she may have been the victim of identity theft after two full bags of rubbish were taken from her wheelie bin.

The Peacehaven resident told The Argus that the rubbish was taken from the wheelie bin outside her house in Seaview Avenue overnight between July 24 and July 25. She was concerned they might have been targeted for identity theft.

However, PC Anna Batchelor, of Sussex Police, said: “This is an isolated incident and, although the motive for the theft is not clear, there is no evidence to suggest that they were stolen for identity theft purposes.

“However, we would still like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area that night.

“If you can help, please contact us via 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 0451 of 20/7.

“This is also a useful reminder to people to take normal crime-prevention steps to look after their property, making sure that any paperwork or other material with personal data on is thoroughly torn up or, if possible, shredded before disposal.”

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7:13am Sun 3 Aug 14

twonk says...

Why would anyone throw stuff in their bin that contains identity info?
Why would anyone throw stuff in their bin that contains identity info? twonk
  • Score: 32

7:45am Sun 3 Aug 14

Jules boy says...

Probably the seagulls, get blamed for everything else
Probably the seagulls, get blamed for everything else Jules boy
  • Score: -7

8:11am Sun 3 Aug 14

uwho99 says...

BREAKING NEWS TWO DUSTMEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND RELEASED WITH OUT FURTHER CHARGE HAS THEY HAD PERMISSION TO TAKE THE BLACK BAGS
BREAKING NEWS TWO DUSTMEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND RELEASED WITH OUT FURTHER CHARGE HAS THEY HAD PERMISSION TO TAKE THE BLACK BAGS uwho99
  • Score: 7

9:09am Sun 3 Aug 14

Quiterie says...

I guess there's a chance it could have been refuse collectors that took them? Admittedly a pretty small chance (speaking as someone who is still waiting for last week's collection).
I guess there's a chance it could have been refuse collectors that took them? Admittedly a pretty small chance (speaking as someone who is still waiting for last week's collection). Quiterie
  • Score: 14

10:05am Sun 3 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Probably the gays to blame, eh, stevo?!
Probably the gays to blame, eh, stevo?! NickBrt
  • Score: 6

10:10am Sun 3 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

Jesus ! what a waste of taxpayers money investigating the loss of rubbish bags.

Mrs Seaview Avenue needs to get a sense of reality. Your rubbish, your problem.
Jesus ! what a waste of taxpayers money investigating the loss of rubbish bags. Mrs Seaview Avenue needs to get a sense of reality. Your rubbish, your problem. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 6

10:13am Sun 3 Aug 14

Nosfaratu says...

Jesus ! What a waste of taxpayers money investigating the theft of rubbish bags.
Mrs Seaview Ave needs to get a sense of reality and some common sense.
Jesus ! What a waste of taxpayers money investigating the theft of rubbish bags. Mrs Seaview Ave needs to get a sense of reality and some common sense. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 5

11:15am Sun 3 Aug 14

Peppers I says...

If she was worried about identity theft why throw personal papers in the bin. Either burn them or buy a cheap shredder. Not very news worthy is it!
If she was worried about identity theft why throw personal papers in the bin. Either burn them or buy a cheap shredder. Not very news worthy is it! Peppers I
  • Score: 9

4:43pm Sun 3 Aug 14

uwho99 says...

this story is total rubbish
this story is total rubbish uwho99
  • Score: 2

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