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Thieves target insecure vehicles!

There has been a rise in theft from insecure vehicles. Please make sure that your vehicle is locked when you leave it and remove any valuables.

Car Crime Leaflet Page 1

In the last four weeks, there have been 30 reported incidents of car damage/items stolen/vehicles entered. Please be aware of the below information to help protect your vehicle and your property.



  • Double check that your door is locked and windows and sunroof are closed.

  • Don't leave anything on display in the vehicle such as sat navs, loose change or bags. Even if there is nothing valuable in the bag, a thief doesn't know this and by the time they've smashed your window to get it its too late.

  • If you have a garage, use it.

  • Consider using security lighting.

  • When parking always choose a well-lit area, preferably with CCTV coverage.

  • Keep your vehicle ownership documents in your house not in your car.

  • Think about who you leave your keys with. Do you trust them? Valet parkers, car washers and even some garages have been known to make copies.

  • When at home keep your car keys away from doors and windows and out of sight.

  • Check that your alarm or immobiliser is enabled when you leave the car.



    Crime Prevention items are available at the CHAIN Hub on Crown Way Leamington to purchase. The CHAIN is open Tue and Thurs 9:30-3:00 Wed 9:30-3:30 and Fri 9:30-12:00.


Published 13/04/18