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Alert message sent 05/05/2019 16:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Most vehicle crime is preventable. 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; take them with you
• Taking removable stereos and sat nav equipment with you
• Where you park can make a big difference to the safety of your car
and your belongings. Look out for car parks approved by the police
Safer Parking <link> scheme. You can find them by looking for their
distinctive 'Park Mark' signs
• Having a routine to ensure you always take the keys out of the
• Keeping your keys away from doors and windows, and tucked
away out of sight. Thieves sometimes break into houses looking for
car keys. They can also use wires and hooks 'to try and drag' your
keys through the letterbox
• Storing car ownership information in your home, not your car
• Using secure (theft resistant) number plates can make your plates
less attractive to thieve
• Have your vehicle's windows etched with its registration number or
the last seven digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN). This
can put criminals off, as it makes your car more difficult to sell. It also
makes it easier for police to get your car back to you if it is stolen
Message sent by
Robert Bliss (NHT, PSCO (bb), Banbury )

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