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Burglary / theft

Theft from vehicles

Gone in seconds, keep your valuables out of sight.

Don't leave valuables on display.

Empty your car before somebody else does

Leaving expensive items such as mobile phones and sat navs on show can make a vehicle more attractive to thieves. Most vehicle crime is opportunist and it only takes seconds for a thief to empty your car of valuables.

Take care by keeping your vehicle locked and secure and by keeping all valuables out of sight.

Top tips for securing your vehicle

  • Keep your vehicle locked at all times when it is unattended.
  • Close all windows.
  • Remove all valuables such as phones, sat navs and handbags.
  • Park your vehicle in a safe and well lit area. Use secure car parks.
  • Security mark your possessions.

The following items are of particular interest to the thief so should never be left in your vehicle:

  • Satellite navigation systems
  • MP3 systems
  • Mobile phones
  • Laptops
  • Wallets/ purses/ credit and debit cards
  • Cash/ cheque books
  • Electrical items
  • Jewellery
  • Power tools and work equipment
  • Vehicle registration documents
  • Items of clothing, food or alcohol

Empty your car before someone else does!



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