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Vehicle Crime in your Area

Alert message sent 08/02/2019 11:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

There has been an increase in theft from motor vehicles in the area over the past few weeks.

To help to try and prevent thefts and to ensure that your car/van is not an appealing target for a thief, we are asking you to be extra vigilant and consider your vehicle security.

1. Ensure your car/van is always left locked and secure.
2. Do not leave possessions in your vehicle, whether valuable or not. A thief wouldn't know the bag left on the back seat only contains a gym kit for example.
3. Remove sat navs from your car/van, including the cradle and clean the suction mark from the window. A thief will expect to find it hidden in the glove compartment or under the seat!
4. Do not leave valuables in your boot.
5. Anti-tamper proof screws for number plates are available from Vehicle Accessory shops. Also please register your valuables at And for further crime prevention advice visit

Thank you
Message sent by
Justine Pritchard (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator , Thames Valley)

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