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Thefts from motor vehicles - Wallingford

Alert message sent 12/02/2020 16:32:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

We have recently received multiple reports of thefts from vehicles in the early hours in Wallingford.

Items stolen have ranged from loose change to suitcases. Even the smallest amount of change in a vehicle may be tempting to a thief.

Please also consider the proximity of your keys to the car as some keyless entry cars may not be locked if the key is nearby. We always advise to store keys well away from the doors to your property so they are not easy to find.

To help prevent becoming a victim of theft and to ensure that your car is not an appealing target for a thief. Thames Valley Police would advise you to remove any valuables from your vehicles at night or when not in use and follow these key steps:
  • Ensure your car is always left locked and secure.
  • 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.    
  • Remove Sat Navs from your car, 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.
  • Do not leave valuables in your boot.
  • Anti-tamper proof screws for number plates are available from vehicle accessory shops.
Please be vigilant when attending the local beauty spot car parks, consider your vehicle security and report any suspicious behaviour or vehicles to Thames Valley Police by calling 101.

For further crime prevention advice please click on the link below:
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Robert Maris (Police, Sgt, South Oxon and Vale)

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