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Theft from motor vehicles in Reading

Alert message sent 20/04/2020 15:49:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

There has been an increase in theft from motor vehicles over the past few days in the Reading Neighbourhood, and various property is being stolen, most of these offences are happening late at night or overnight.
To help to try and prevent thefts and to ensure that your car is not an appealing target for a thief, we are asking you to be extra vigilant and consider your vehicle security. Thames Valley Police would advise you to remove any valuables from your vehicles at night or when not in use
1.  Ensure your car 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 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.  Please register your valuables at and encourage friends, family or neighbours to receive this type of message by registering at
6   For further crime prevention advice please click on the link:
Please report any suspicious activity via the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, also please check your CCTV cameras, Ringcam and Dashcam
Message sent by
Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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