Police warning to drivers after spate of thefts from cars

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

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 11 July, 2019, 21:21
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:

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• 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.

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