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Advice to motorists in Bracknell and Wokingham

Alert message sent 03/08/2018 10:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police has seen an increase in thefts from motor vehicles within the Bracknell and Wokingham areas recently.

Opportunist thieves often walk down streets with parked cars and pull the car handles to see which have been left unlocked.

Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take less than 10 seconds for a thief to steal items such as clothing, cash, mobile phones, laptops and portable satellite navigation systems.

With the recent warm weather, we would like to remind motorists to take a few simple steps to protect their property:
  • Remove everything of value from the car including loose change and sunglasses - even a jacket left on view can tempt a thief
  • Make sure that the windows and sun roof are closed
  • Always double check that your vehicle is secure by pulling the door handles before you leave it
  • Store your vehicle ownership documents at home and not in the vehicle itself
  • Using theft resistant number plates can make your number plates less attractive to thieves
  • Avoid giving your car keys to children to play with. They will often inadvertently press the buttons, leaving your car unlocked
To report a theft from a vehicle or to provide information that may help police to identify offenders, please contact Thames Valley Police online or by calling 101.

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Alexandra Cross (Police, Communications, Thames Valley)

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