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Vehicle Crime

Alert message sent 12/02/2019 11:18:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

You can help drive down vehicle crime in your area. Here are some tips to follow -  

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Remove all valuables from your car when you park. Even an old coat or a plastic bag left behind can tempt a thief.
Key values
Keep your keys safe. Never leave the ignition key in your vehicle while it is unattended for example, at a petrol station. 
Perfect parking
If you have a garage, use it. If not, always try to park in a well-lit, open location. Use secure car parks displaying the official Park Mark™ sign. 
Trust locks, not luck
Lock all doors, close all windows and shut the sunroof every time you leave your car however briefly. Use a steering wheel lock. 
Be alarmed
Install an alarm to deter thieves from not only stealing your car, but also taking items from it. 
Make your mark
Protect valuable items you often take in your car by marking them with your registration number or postcode using an ultraviolet pen. 
Sat-nav - would you be lost without it?
Given the chance car thieves will make a beeline straight for your satellite navigation equipment. Follow these tips to keep your sat-nav safe:
  • Make a note of the make, model and serial number of the equipment
  • Do not leave your sat-nav in the glove compartment
  • Wipe away any suction- pad marks left on the windscreen or dashboard.
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Tracie Stone (Police, Neighbourhood policing admin, West Berks)

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