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Vehicle Crime

Alert message sent 29/11/2020 13:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Northamptonshire Police


Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding  a theft from motor vehicles

These happened on Woolston Close , Overnight 28th November.

Unknown persons have gained access to the vehicle and once inside the vehicle items have been removed.
  
Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
 
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 20*630044
 
With the exception of specialist theft of car parts such as catalytic converters, most theft from motor vehicles is opportunistic.  This often involves forced entry to vehicles but it is surprising just how many cars are left unlocked.  This might be as a result of forgetfulness or incorrect use of key fobs.
You can reduce the risks by following some simple advice:
Make sure you have locked your vehicle and your windows are closed too, even for short stops.

Use your garage or park in well-lit, well-populated and overlooked areas.

Use car parks that have parking attendants and ones with Park Mark accreditation. These car parks are designed to be safe environments and are approved by the police.

Remove your valuables.  Even bags, jackets, cases and toys have a value to thief.  A jacket could contain cash or cigarettes that may encourage them. Lock them away in your boot but only if you cannot access the boot from the rear seats and you cannot unlock the boot from a switch in the cabin.

Remove loose change from view.

Remove electronics such as sat-navs.  You should also remove any holders or chargers and wipe clear suction cup marks.  Any evidence could encourage a thief to look further.

Keep your vehicle tidy. Clutter in the foot wells could make a thief feel it’s worth a look whilst envelopes left on seats could contain something worth stealing.

Keep your glove box and centre console cubby tidy and open. If you have nothing inside that's worth stealing, show that this is the case.
 
Message sent by
Dan Freeman (Police, Community Support Officer, Northampton)

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