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Barlborough drivers urged to secure vehicles after thefts

Posted on 14th May 2015

Drivers in Barlborough are being urged to ensure their vehicles are secure when leaving them unattended, after several thefts in the area.

Officers from the village’s Safer Neighbourhood team took to Twitter recently to send out a warning message to motorists to not leave valuables in their vehicles and ensure they are locked and secure overnight.

There have been reports in recent weeks of opportunist thieves targeting unlocked cars in the area and stealing items from within.

PCSO Simon Galley from the Barlborough Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We are urging local drivers to follow simple crime prevention advice including installing an alarm system, removing valuables and keeping items, including loose change, out of view. 

“We are increasing patrols in the area in a bid to clamp down on these types of incidents and we are urging residents to be vigilant and take extra security steps to help deter potential thieves.”

Other top tips for boosting your vehicle security include:

• Before leaving your vehicle unattended, ensure that the windows are up and the vehicle is locked and secure;
• Never leave items on show, whether it is an expensive laptop or loose change. Even bags or clothing can be tempting to a thief in case there is something inside.
• Remove all valuables from your vehicle whenever possible and wipe away any suction marks left behind by sat-nav or phone holders;
• Thieves know where to look so avoid leaving valuables in your boot, glove box or under the front seat.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, you can also follow @ClowneSNT on Twitter.

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