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Thefts from Vehicles in Inverurie

Alert message sent 16/11/2020 10:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland


Police are appealing for information following two separate thefts from motor vehicles in Inverurie. Both incidents happened between 3.30pm on Friday 13 November and 9.30am on Saturday 14 November 2020. Anyone with information can contact Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference PS-20201114-0913.’
 
North East Division Crime Reduction Officer PC Mike Urquhart said ‘It sounds simple but always lock your car. This is the simplest way to keep your car safe. Get into the habit of locking the car every time you leave it. Also, make sure windows are properly closed.’
 
Keys
Cars fitted with immobilisers can’t be hot wired. This means that keys are needed to drive your car. Keep your keys safe. Don’t leave them in the lock of your front door, or on the kitchen counter. When you are out, keep them with you at all times.
 
A key is used in 70% of car thefts. By keeping your keys safe, you’re reducing the risk of your car being stolen by more than two thirds.

 
Possessions
If possible, don’t leave belongings in your car. Take them with you if you can. If not, lock them in the boot out of sight.
 
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Police Scotland's North East Division covers rural and urban areas in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.  The division has five territorial command areas which have their own dedicated Area Commander, who is responsible for the daily policing function.  Each command area is served by a number of community policing teams whose activities are built around the needs of the local community.  These teams respond to local calls and look for long term solutions to key issues.  They are assisted by the division's Crime Reduction Unit who deliver against Force and local priorities in a number of areas, including physical and social crime prevention, supporting and enhancing community engagement and creating and sustaining strong and effective partnership working.
 
 
 
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Michael Urquhart (Police, Constable, North East Division)

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