Police car crime warning

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Police are advising motorists to remove valuable items from unattended cars, particularly at night.

A number of incidents that occurred during hours of darkness have been reported in recent days. These included vehicles being entered and ransacked, with items such as sat navs, a camera and money among items stolen.

A police spokesman said: “Cars should always be locked and all valuables should be removed, even if it is parked close to your home or in your own driveway.

“Leaving valuables, such as your handbag, wallet, CD player, laptop or phone on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves. If they see something valuable on view, they will break the window to get it.”