Police warning to drivers after spate of thefts from cars

Police are warning drivers to be vigilant after an increase in thefts from vehicles.

Thursday, 11th July 2019, 21:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th July 2019, 21:21 pm
Police are warning drivers to be careful

Billingham has recently seen a sudden increase in vehicle break-ins.

A Ford Focus, Seat Ibiza and Vauxhall Astra were targeted by opportunist thieves on Sunday night on Conifer Crescent - items including a bag, sunglasses and phone accessories were taken.

Now Cleveland Police is urging offering owners to keeping their vehicles safe in a bid to prevent thefts:

• Always keep valuables out of sight or remove them;• Ensure windows and doors are locked at all times;• Keep your vehicle in a well-lit area; • Remove signs of owning a Sat Nav e.g. a holder or suction marks on the windscreen;• Consider fitting additional security devices; • Park your vehicle in a secure garage if available.

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Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.