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Vehicle Thefts

Alert message sent 01/11/2019 15:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary


Dear Residents,
Over the last month, we have seen an increase in vehicle thefts across Macclesfield North and Poynton.

 Poynton East, Pott Shrigley and Kettleshulme.
7th October 19 – Overnight a property on Towers Road was entered and vehicles were stolen. Vehicles were recovered.
15th October 19 -  Between 10th-13th October a property on Towers Road has been entered, personal items and a vehicle were stolen.
 
Poynton West and Adlington.
6th October 19– Around 11am a Scooter was stolen off a Drive way on Brookledge Lane.
23-24th October 19 – Overnight a black transit van was stolen from Brookledge Lane.
27th October 19 – Attempt vehicle theft on Lindisfarne Drive. Around 2:30am, 3 males were disturbed attempting to steal a vehicle of a drive.
 
Advice for Keyless entry vehicle owners.
  • Contact your dealer for further information and guidance regarding the digital features in your vehicle - Have there been any software updates you can take advantage of?
  • Check if your keyless entry fob can be turned off. If it can, and your dealer can also confirm this, then do so overnight.
  • Think about how you store your key at home. Keeping your keyless entry fob out of sight is not enough – thieves only need to get near to the key to amplify the signal. Drivers are urged to keep both sets of keys in a container or pouch, which blocks the signal from the fob.
  • Review your vehicle security – consider additional security devices such as mechanical locks and trackers.
  • Consider using a steering wheel lock.
Home Security
  • Keep your house and car keys safe and away from doors and windows.
  • Ensure your doors and windows are locked.
  • Fit a burglar alarm, but make sure it is installed properly and works
  • Keep your garage and garden shed locked with proper security locks, and keep any tools secure and out of sight.
  • Good outside lighting.
  • Consider CCTV.
When you're away
  • Do not leave your curtains closed during the daytime.
  • Use timer switches to turn on some lights when it gets dark.
  • Cancel any milk or newspaper deliveries.
  • Ask a neighbour or family member to look after your home.
 
Be vigilant. Keep an eye out for suspicious activity in your neighbourhood – and report anything unusual to the police.

Upcoming Police drop-in surgeries for Poynton East and Pott Shrigley.
Poynton Emergency Services Hub - School Lane, Poynton
6th Nov: 10-11am
11th Nov:7-8pm
22nd Nov: 6-7pm
27th Nov: 10-11am
2nd Dec: 7-8pm

The Coffee Tavern, Pott Shrigley
17th Nov: 11-12pm
8th Dec : 11-12pm

Upcoming Police Surgeries for Poynton West and Adlington.
Deva Scout Hut - Spinners Lane, Poynton
4th Nov: 10-11am
13th Nov: 10-11am
25th Nov: 10-11am
Please call in to discuss any local issues/concerns in your area with your local officer.

Many thanks,
PCSO Amy Hickman 21881
Message sent by
Amy Hickman (Police, PCSO, Macclesfield LPU North & Poynton PCSO)

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