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Theft from Motor Vehicle Hereford Way Banbury

Alert message sent 25/08/2019 08:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a theft from a vehicle on Hereford Way in Banbury. At around 03:30am on Thursday 22nd August an Audi A6 was broken into, the vehicle was searched through and a Karcher handheld hoover was stolen. The offenders were able to access the vehicle as it had been left unlocked, no damage was caused to the vehicle. Officers would like to hear from anyone in the area who may have witnessed the offences or seen anything suspicious. If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference 43190261787, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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
• 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
For more advice on how to keep your vehicle safe, visit the Thames
Valley Police website.
Message sent by
Jay Taylor-Abreu (Police, PCSO, Banbury)

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