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Thefts from Motor Vehicles - Prevention Advice

Alert message sent 28/06/2018 12:29:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch

There has been a recent increase in thefts from motor vehicles in our area.

To help to try and prevent thefts and to ensure that your car is not an appealing target for a thief, please be extra vigilant and consider your vehicle security.

- 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.

- Tradesmen do not leave tools in work vehicles.

- Anti-tamper proof screws for number plates are available from Vehicle Accessory shops.

Please report any suspicious activity via the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101. If you see a crime being committed please call 999.

Did you know you can also report non-emergency crimes and incidents online:


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Clare Percival (NHWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, West Oxfordshire and Cherwell)

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