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Crime update

Alert message sent 15/04/2020 15:07:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police

Dear all,

On the 11th April there was a theft from a motor vehicle on Pineapple Road. Unknown offender(s) forced open the door of a Vauxhall Astra and stole a laptop before making good their escape.

Most vehicle crime is committed by opportunist thieves who may be put off by relatively cheap security precautions.

By following these simple steps you could significantly reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of vehicle crime:
  • 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, even after pressing lock the button on your key fob.
  • Remove all valuables — never leave anything on display, even just a small amount of small change because thieves are opportunist.
  • Register all valuables in the car, such as radios and sat nav systems on Immobilise
  • 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
Best Wishes,
Message sent by
Lisa Tranter (Police,Pcso,Birmingham West, Bournville)

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