E-Scooter Crimes (702A/23)
How many reports of robbery, theft, attempted robbery and attempted theft, did you receive between 1/1/2022 – 31/12/2022 where the suspect was reported to be riding an E-bike or E-scooter?
1a. In how many of these incidents was a mobile phone taken or attempted to be taken?
1b. In how many of these incidents was a watch taken or attempted to be taken?
1c. Please provide a monthly breakdown of the incidents reported.
How many reports of robbery, theft, attempted robbery and attempted theft, did you receive between 1/1/2019 – 31/12/2019 where the suspect was reported to be riding an E-bike or E-scooter?
2a. In how many of these incidents was a mobile phone taken or attempted to be taken?
2b. In how many of these incidents was a watch taken or attempted to be taken?
2c. Please provide a monthly breakdown of the incidents reported.
I can confirm I would be happy for you to conduct a keyword search of the offences for ‘e-bike’, ‘e-scooter’, ‘lime bike’, ‘lime scooter’ in order to obtain this information as accurately as is possible.
I can confirm I would be happy for you to then conduct a keyword search of these offences for ‘watch’ and ‘mobile phone’ if necessary.
If you are able to provide specific details about any of the reports, such as where it took place and whether a knife was used, I would be very grateful.
Please find attached our response.
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