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Warning Vehicle crime prevention

Alert message sent 07/03/2019 10:29:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Good Morning Citizen

Wolverhampton police would like all vehicle users, driver and owners to stay vigilant and remove valuables from vehicle Thieves will not think twice about breaking in to your car and taking anything on display.

Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. The best way to protect your belongings is to lock your car whenever you leave it. Other things you can do include:

Removing everything from the car; don't even leave a jacket where it can be seen
Closing the sunroof along with the windows when you leave
Not storing things in the boot; take them with you
Storing car ownership information in your home, not your car
Having a routine to ensure you always take the keys out of the ignition
Taking removable stereos and sat nav equipment with you
In addition, using secure (theft resistant) number plates can make your plates less attractive to thieves
Where you park can make a big difference to the safety of your car and your belongings. Look out for car parks approved by the police Safer Parking (opens in a new window) scheme. You can find them by looking for their distinctive 'Park Mark' signs.

How to keep your car safe at home
Thieves sometimes break into houses looking for car keys. They can also use wires and hooks 'to try and drag' your keys through the letterbox.

Keep your keys away from doors and windows, and tucked away out of sight.

Have your vehicle's windows etched with its registration number or the last seven digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN). This can put criminals off, as it makes your car more difficult to sell. It also makes it easier for police to get your car back to you if it is stolen.

if you have CCTV please make sure it is full working order

Please report anything you see to 999 in an emergency or www.west-midland.police.uk you can speak with a live chat adviser between 08:00am and Midnight.

Kind Regards The partnerships Team.
Message sent by
Tina Fallon (Police , Engagement and Consultations officer, Wolverhampton Partnerships)
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