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.
- 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.
- 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.
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