Amanda Leek, 4:28 pm, Tuesday, 15 May, 2012Follow @TheWestLondoner
Weekly Crime Roundup: Bringing you the incidents and reports of the last week, with some analysis of bigger stories.
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Fri 11th May: Across London
As preparations are made for the Olympic Torch Relay, the police are putting final touches to their operations.
National Olympic Security Coordinator’s Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison said: “The meticulous planning the event organisers – LOCOG – have put into this 70 day spectacle is amazing.
“At the heart of this event are 8,000 inspirational people who will have the chance of a lifetime to carry the Olympic Flame and we are there to support them during that time.
“We have put in place a policing structure that supports the movement of the Torch, rather than respects traditional police force boundaries.”
Local forces will be responsible for delivering the broader security operation which the convoy and Relay passes through. The MPS will provide a Torch Security Team, responsible for the safety, security and integrity of the Olympic Flame and the Torchbearer.
Wed 9th May: Wimbledon, West Kensington
The search is on for two men who dressed as workmen for a suspected burglary at a travel agents on St George’s Road, Wimbledon on 9th May.
The men entered the travel agents and told staff they needed to look around the office and were instructed to look at the 3rd and 4th floors to investigate cracking on the stairs, taking a female member of staff with them.
When the female worker called her manager to confirm whether workers were expected, the manager confirmed she hadn’t advised contractors to come into the building and the men left. She also noticed one man had seen the safe and possibly tried to open it.
The entire incident lasted about five minutes.
Merton Robbery Squad Detective Inspector Daniel O’Sullivan said the men were white, in their late thirties and wearing black baseball caps and yellow high visibility vests. He urges anybody who with information to assist the investigation.
Call police on 0208 649 4044 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any information.
A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered by Trident detectives for anyone with information to the murder in West Kensington one year ago.
Police were alerted at 4:10pm on Monday, 9th May 2011 to a shooting at Lakeside Road, West Kensington.
Ghanian victim Randy Osei-Boateng, 27, of Leigham Avenue, SW16, was confirmed dead at the scene when police and the London Air Ambulance arrived. A post-mortem gave a the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the chest.
It is known the victim was sitting in the driver’s seat of a parked car when he was shot.
Detective Inspector Mark Gower, in charge of the investigation, said: “Anyone who may have any information, no matter how trivial they think it might be, please come forward. They could be entitled to a reward of up to £20,000 for information which leads to the arrest and prosecution of the person/s responsible for Randy Osei-Boateng’s death.”
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