Theft from vehicles

There have 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

Vans have 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.

You might also like to register your property on www.immobilise.comthis is completely free service. Please visit the website for more information.

Please also take on board the following advise

The following items are of particular interest to a thief so should never be left in your vehicle:

Empty your car before someone else does.