Warning after spate of vehicle break-ins

PUBLISHED: 20:00 20 September 2012

The tips are designed to prevent you becoming a victim of vehicle crime

The tips are designed to prevent you becoming a victim of vehicle crime

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A SPATE of vehicle break-ins and thefts in Weston has led the police to issue advice to town residents.

Seven separate incidents have been reported where car windows have been smashed and property stolen from vehicles in the town centre and along the seafront in the past two weeks.

Following the incidents, Avon and Somerset Constabulary is issuing a series of tips to help prevent you becoming a victim of crime.

Among the tips are: removing all valuables from your car; ensuring property is security marked and keeping a note of makes, models and serial numbers; keeping keys out of sight when at home; using garages or driveways where possible; if you have a sat nav, hide it and wipe away the suction mark from your wind screen.

Detective Inspector Mark Rolfe at Weston police station said: “We have had some good results lately, including the arrest of two prolific car crime offenders in the past week.

“What these recent incidents show is the need for the public to do their bit to help tackle the problem.

“We continually highlight the need for people to remove all their property from their cars, but in the cases where windows have been smashed, thieves have seen mobile phones and even a wallet left in the cars.”

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