Warning over beauty spot thieves

PUBLISHED: 09:05 22 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:13 23 August 2013

PCSO Chirs Bolsover who is warning motorists to look out for beauty spot thieves

PCSO Chirs Bolsover who is warning motorists to look out for beauty spot thieves

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Police warn motorists not to leave valuables in their cars following a spate of thefts

POLICE are warning motorists to be extra vigilant after a spate of beauty spot thefts in East Devon.

Don’t leave valuables in unattended cars, they say – thieves can be watching even if they are locked in the boot or hidden under the seats.

Police Community Support Officer Chris Bolsover said: “It only takes seconds for a thief to break into your car and take valuables from it.”

He said officer were urging people to take following precautions:

* Lock vehicles and close windows.

* Remove valuable items such as mobiles, money, mp3 player, house keys and sat navs. Putting items in the boot of the car does not necessarily mean that they are safe.

* Keep nothing on display.

* Park in a safe place. Look around to see if someone is watching you.

* Property mark possessions - this helps the police to identify the owner of the items if they are stolen and located. You can also register your valuables at www.immobilise.com

PCSO Bolsover added: “If you see anyone acting suspiciously in and around the car parks - in particular anyone who looks out of place hanging around the location, either in or out of a vehicle - do not leave your own vehicle unattended and immediately contact the police on 101or 999.

“If possible, try and make a note of any vehicle registration number seen, together with vehicle details and a description of the person acting suspiciously.”


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