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Police warning after vehicle break-ins

November 26, 2012, 4:40 pm

Motorists are reminded to remove all valuables from their vehicles before locking them securely, following recent reports of thefts from vehicles in the Yarmouth area.

Police have received six reports of items being stolen from inside vehicles since Friday 1 July. The incidents took place on Lichfield Road, Albemarle Road, Wolseley Road, St Peters Road and Marine Parade with items including a hifi and speakers, a laptop and a sat nav stolen.

Three of the vehicles targeted had been left insecure.

Superintendent Nick Davison said: “If valuable items are left on display thieves have the opportunity to pick and choose which vehicle(s) they break into. If the vehicle is left insecure their choice is made even easier.

“Take the opportunity away by removing items from sight and ensuring your vehicle is properly secured even if you are only leaving it unattended for a short while.

“We would like to hear from members of the public if they see anyone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles”.

Norfolk constabulary offers the following advice to motorists:

  • Always lock your vehicles and make sure that windows are fully closed.
  • Dont leave items on display, lock away tools out of sight and black out windows to prevent window shopping.
  • Property mark tools and equipment with your house name/number and postcode.
  • Use an immobiliser and fit an alarm to the vehicle.
  • Ensure the vehicle is fitted with a robust lock.
  • Remove equipment and tools from your vehicle overnight, mark on your vehicle ‘no tools left in vehicle overnight.
  • Park in a garage, on a driveway or in a well lit area at night.

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