Thefts from Vehicles Warning in Tamworth

Staffordshire Police is issuing a warning to remind vehicle owners to keep their cars locked and valuables hidden out of sight following a spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth.

Eighteen such incidents were reported over the past week, with the thefts occurring overnight in different parts of town. Stolen items have included cash, bank cards and sunglasses.

Chief Inspector Ash Farrington, Commander for Tamworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said, “The investigation into this latest series of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth is a priority for our local policing team and we are following a number of lines of enquiry.

“However, we’re also reminding people of the simple steps they can take to stop themselves from becoming a victim of car crime. Make sure your vehicle is locked, even for short stops, and park in your garage or well-lit area.  Remove all valuables, sat nav systems, loose change, wallets, coats, bags; don’t leave anything on show for opportunistic thieves.

“If you’re a van owner, make sure tools and other equipment are securely locked away. Don’t leave items in your vehicle unattended or overnight and make sure building sites are secure.

“We also recommend marking any machinery or tools using an engraving set and place a sticker in your window to say you have done so.  It can be an effective deterrent.”

If you have any information about a theft from vehicle crime or want to report an incident, please call Staffordshire Police on 101.

Click here for more crime prevention advice.

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