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Thefts from vehicles - crime prevention advice

Alert message sent 23/08/2017 14:20:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. The best way to protect your belongings is to lock your car whenever you leave it. Other things you can do include:

Removing everything from the car; don't even leave a jacket where it can be seen
Closing the sunroof along with the windows when you leave
Not storing things in the boot or glove box; take them with you
Storing car ownership information in your home, not your car
Having a routine to ensure you always take the keys out of the ignition
Taking removable stereos and sat nav equipment with you
Using secure (theft resistant) number plates can make your plates less attractive to thieves
Reporting any suspicious people or behaviour to the police (by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency)

For more crime prevention advice please visit or call your local neighbourhood policing team on 101.
Message sent by
Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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