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vehicle crime

Alert message sent 19/04/2019 09:02:00

Information sent on behalf of West Mids Police


Dear Citizen

Good afternoon

Vehicle crime is a nationwide problem.  Most recently this has made headline news.
Criminals that steel prestigious vehicles will possibly park them on side roads or public car parks, in case a tracker system is fitted.  They will often swap the registration plates to disguise the vehicle. They will return to the stolen vehicle once they are confident it is not trackable.  This short time window could give Police and communities an opportunity to find and recover the stolen vehicle and from this open up a forensic investigation to catch the criminals.

There are a number of simple steps you can take to help the Police.

1/ Keep an eye out for strange behaviour in your area.  (Persons changing number plates on shiny new cars)  Ask your self why.

2/ High valued cars parked on streets and car parks you regular frequent that are out of place.

3/ Garages or business premises being used at late hours of the day.  (Chop Shops)

If you think that a car has been parked and that it is stolen you can firstly check if the registration number matches the car by visiting the DVLA web site www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax.

The Police need your help and assistance in tackling vehicle crime.

You can contact Police on the non-emergency telephone number (101) or crime stoppers on telephone number  0800 555 111   

Regards

PC 0200 Cunnion
 
Message sent by
John Cunnion (Police, PC, Washwood Heath)

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