Theft from vehicles
been several incidents relating to thefts taking place from vehicles. These
incidents have occurred whilst vehicles have been parked on the roadside or on
driveways etc and the majority of the thefts have occurred overnight with some
incidents happening during the day. I would ask all members to be extra
vigilant and report anyone who appears to be acting suspiciously. Those persons
who are committing this type of crime may have noted a car or van earlier in
the day, or simply be an opportunist.
If you see
anything or have any information please contact Essex Police on 101 or 0300 333
4444 if you are calling from outside of Essex. If you wish to give information
anonymously call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
been entered and tools have been removed, if you own or know a neighbour, friend or workmate who owns
a van make them aware. Think about security. If you have tools on board think
about removing them overnight. Also make a point of property marking your
equipment with your postcode. Use a permanent marker pen or a UV pen.
also like to register your property on www.immobilise.com† this is completely free service. Please visit
the website for more information.
take on board the following advise
- DONíT tempt thieves by leaving any
items on display
- DO lock your vehicle at all times,
even when parked on your driveway or when carrying out any work.
- DO try to park in a secure,
well lit area were possible
The following items are of particular interest to a thief
so should never be left in your vehicle:
- Satellite navigation
- MP3 systems
- Mobile phones
- Wallets/ purses/ credit and debit cards
- Cash/ cheque book
- Electrical items
- Power tools and work equipment
- Vehicle registration documents
Empty your car before
someone else does.