Police Connect Message – Theft from Motor Vehicles

Police in South Norfolk are urging motorists to be vigilant following a number of thefts from vehicles recently.

A number of vehicles have been broken into in the Loddon area in the last week.

Among the items stolen were tools, sat nav’s and cash.

PC Jim Squires South Norfolk Engagement Officer, said: “I would urge owners to make sure their vehicles are locked and windows are shut every time the car is left unattended, thieves are also targeting works vans, we are finding no forced entry to the vehicles, it could be they have some sort of master key. With this in mind I would advise owners of works vans to remove valuable tools from the vehicle at night”.

Officers have this advice on vehicle security:

  • Don’t leave anything on display in your car
  • Take your belongings with you when you leave the car – if you can’t, lock them in the boot before you start your journey
  • Fit an electronic immobiliser- this will prevent the car from starting
  • Mechanical immobilisers, such as steering wheel locks, are a good alternative to electronic immobilisers
  • Fit locking wheel nuts
  • Get an alarm installed
  • Consider marking all your valuables that you frequently take in your car
  • If you have a garage, use it. If you don’t always try and park in a well-lit open place

Anyone with information concerning the thefts should contact on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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