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Vehicle Crime Prevention Message

Alert message sent 15/04/2020 14:55:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Dear resident

There has been a number of Theft from Motor Vehicles in the Selly Oak area over the last few days

To help prevent becoming a victim of vehicle crime, please follow the below tips:
Lock all windows, doors and the sunroof whenever you leave the vehicle, even for just a few minutes.
Check your fob has done its job. Double check that the doors to your car are locked.
Remove all valuables — never leave anything on display, even just a small amount of small change.  Thieves are opportunistic.
Register all valuables in the car, such as radios and sat nav systems on www.immobilise.co.uk.
Make a note of all serial numbers for items such as sat navs and Dash Cams. Remove them or lock them away when not in use.
If your vehicle doesn’t have one, fit a Thatcham approved alarm and tracking system.
If your car does not have them, fit a locking petrol cap and locking wheel nuts.
Take portable sat navs and dashcams with you when leaving the car, together with any supporting objects for them. Make sure you make a note of the serial number as well.
Wipe away any suction pad marks left on the windscreen or dashboard and remove the cable - thieves will look out for these.
Don't leave the equipment in the glove box – thieves will usually check there first.

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting high visibility patrols of your area. Should you see anything that you deem to be suspicious then please either call 101 in a non emergency or report it via our online system at www.west-midlands.police.uk. In an emergency always call 999

Visit our website for crime prevention advice www.west-midlands.police.
For further crime prevention advice please click the following link:  https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/crime-prevention

Kind Regards


PCSO Jones 31029
Selly Oak Neighbourhood Team
Message sent by
Toni Jones (Police, PCSO, Selly Oak)

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