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Theft from Vehicles

Alert message sent 08/05/2019 15:25:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Dear Resident
We have recently had a rise in vehicle crime in Dorridge and Hockley Heath area, mainly power tools and personal items being stolen from vehicles.
We would like to remind residents with some crime prevention advice, below are some crime prevention tips to help prevent yourself becoming a victim of vehicle crime.
  • Never leave your vehicle insecure or leave valuable items in your vehicle.
  • When leaving your vehicle unattended please ensure items such as sat navs and personal items are not on show and securely stored away.
  • Please ensure where possible decent lighting and high quality CCTV equipment are installed on your property and that it is placed high enough that it cannot be tampered with.

    Installing a steering wheel lock, driveway parking post and/or a wheel clamp are great deterrents to car thieves. Please ensure that the keys to the steering wheel lock are kept separate to your car keys. 

     If your vehicle has keyless entry and you are concerned regarding the security of this feature then investigate whether it is possible to switch your car key's signal off. Check your manual to find out if your key has this function or ask your dealer if the system can be disabled.

    Be vigilant - if you see anything suspicious report it to the police immediately.  You can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.  Call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

    For more tips on how to keep your vehicle safe this summer see our website
https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/theft-motor-vehicle
 
Thank you for reading, Rurals NHT

 
Message sent by
Abigail Atkins (Police, PCSO, Solihull, rurals)

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