Police advice on Motor Vehicle Crime Prevention

  • 08 Nov 2010 12:20 PM
    Message # 458854
    Deleted user


    ·       When you leave your vehicle, even for a short period of time please lock it up. Do not leave it open whilst you take your shopping into the house or to put the shopping trolley back.

    ·       Do not leave any items of value in view for example; Sat Navs, lap tops, mobile phones and disability badges as they are easy pickings.

    ·       If you are putting items in the boot out of sight, do so away from where you intend to park your vehicle, as someone could be watching you.

    ·       If you have a choice of parking places, choose the well lit area outside occupied premises.  Try to avoid parking in badly lit out of sight car parks.

    ·       If you have a driveway with a gate, please put the vehicle on the drive and close the gates. However, if you have a garage please use it and ensure you lock it.

    ·       Do not leave vehicle keys in the house near windows or on a table by the front door.

  • 08 Nov 2010 12:27 PM
    Reply # 458858 on 458854
    Deleted user
    This week a car was broken into on Brief Street. Whilst this remains a rare occurance, in this case it might hav been promoted by thieves looking for cars that have "sucker" marks on their windscreens as left by sat navs holders. Take care if you use one of these devices.
  • 26 Nov 2010 7:58 PM
    Reply # 469903 on 458854
    A car on Brief St has now been broken into twice in 3 weeks, 2 other cars have been broken into in the same period in the street. Also know of  at least 3 other cars with windows broken in surrounding roads. There has nothing to take but, this area  has clearly been targeted by someone/s. 
  • 06 Mar 2011 7:10 PM
    Reply # 540108 on 458854

    Bogus Callers

    LOCK: Keep all doors locked even when at home

    STOP: Before you answer stop and think are you expecting anyone.  Look through a spy hole or window to see who it is

    CHAIN: If you have a chain or door bar put them on first before opening the door and keep on whilst talking to them

    CHECK: Even if they have a prearranged appointment check their identity carefully.  If still unsure, look up the phone number and verify their identity.

    TELL: Ensure you let your neighbours know especially those who are elderly or vulnerable.  If you see some unusual activity at an elderly/vulnerable neighbour, why not visit them and ask what they are having done and report anything suspicious to the police

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