Thieves return to ransack camper van in Southport October 1st, 2015 admin Latest News Shares Comments Thieves ransack camper van only days after doing cars in the same car park Four cars outside a block of apartments on Roe Lane were broken into over the weekend. All cars were locked and thieves were looking for cash, Saturday/Sunday 27 September. On Tuesday (Sept 29)thieves returned and ransacked a camper van that was parked in the same car park in their search for valuables. A victim of the theft said: “Please keep everything out of their cars around this area. It’s a scary invasion of privacy and I would not like others to feel how I felt if they find that their cars have also been rummaged” Cars broken into Roe Lane Southport Four cars outside a block of apartments on Roe Lane were broken into over night. All cars were locked and thieves were looking for cash, Saturday/Sunday 27 September. The owner of one vehicle said: “This happened right outside our window, I only noticed we had been broken into after noticing the glove compartment open. The thief(s) left a SatNav, however, they took £4 of change. We do not know how they gained entry?” Our top crime prevention tips Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. Never leave valuable items in your car, including sunglasses, the removable radio cover and your sat-nav. Do you really need all those things you keep in the glove box? Wipe away the sat-nav mark on your windscreen. Consider fitting anti-tamper screws to your number plate. Never leave your car keys where they can be seen from the front door. If you have to leave larger items in your vehicle, make sure they’re hidden from view. Always Close the windows and sunroof; lock the doors and activate any security devices when leaving your car unattended. Park with care, particularly at night or if you are leaving the vehicle for a long time. If possible, park in a busy, well-lit area. Never Leave cash, credit cards, cheque book, mobile phones, vehicle documents, handbags, wallets or other valuables in the car. Never leave your keys in the car, even for a second – treat them as you would your cash and credit cards. To report any suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood, please call the police on 101. If you see a crime in progress, call 999 If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass information to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!