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Increased Vehicle Theft - Please be viligant

Increased Vehicle Theft - Please be viligant

There have been an increasing number of incidents of vehicle crime across the area. A significant number of these are opportunistic crimes, where items have been stolen from insecure vehicles.

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activities in the area. The police non-emergency number is 101. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Tips to prevent vehicle crime:

Ensure you lock doors and shut windows when leaving your vehicle unattended.
Always remove keys, even if you’re just stopping to buy a fuel.
Never leave valuables in your vehicle, even coats and carrier bags – not even in the glove box or boot.
Be aware of your keys.  Don’t leave them lying around, or in pockets in changing rooms, or visible through your windows or front door
If you have a vicinity key, keep it in a signal blocking pouch away from the front of your house.
Store car ownership documents at home, not in your car.
Secure number plates with anti-theft screws.


For more detailed vehicle crime prevention information, visit the “Protect Your Property” section of our website:

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