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Vehicle crime

Alert message sent 07/10/2017 13:28:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Coventry Police 

Coventry Central

Little Park Street


Switchboard:  101



Dear resident


There has recently been a report of vehicle crime in your area.  Whilst there is no reason for you to worry, we want to give you some advice to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime.


Text Box: Here are a few tips to help keep you and your vehicle safe:

•	Take your Sat Nav with you when leaving your vehicle, remove the cradle and wipe away tell-tale suction pad marks
•	Never leave valuables in the glove box – this is the first place thieves will look
•	Don’t leave shopping on view in the vehicle while you return to the shops – lock everything in the boot, out of sight
•	Fit an alarm or immobiliser
•	If you have a garage, use it for your vehicle
•	Every year, vehicles are stolen from driveways and outside homes when owners leave them to warm up with the key in the ignition − never, ever do this
•	Please remove any tools from vans overnight 
Thieves are opportunists, looking for an easy way to steal items of value from an unlocked or unattended vehicle.



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We’re working hard to investigate any recent incidents and are patrolling both in uniform and in plain clothes to catch any offenders in the act.  If you have seen anybody acting suspiciously in your street recently please call us on 101 – please always dial 999 if a crime is in progress. 


If your car is stolen or broken intoCall 101 and ask for your local station.  If possible have available full details available of the make, model and registration number of the vehicle.  Make a list of any property stolen from the vehicle, giving as many details as possible.


For vehicle safety tips please visit


Yours faithfully,


Radford/Holbrooks Neighbourhood Policing Team

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