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Mini Coopers arson alert

Alert message sent 09/01/2019 10:58:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Are you the owner of a Mini Cooper convertible?

We are investigating a series of arsons where soft-top Mini Coopers have been set alight.

Nine Mini’s have been set alight in Southampton since November 21. Cars have been targeted in Randolph Street, Hanley Road, Janson Road, Hinkler Road, Deacon Road, Downside Avenue, South East Road, River Walk and Belmont Road. The last incident happening on Belmont Road on January 5.

We are looking for a man that drives a silver or grey coloured Peugeot 307 estate car who has been seen near the scenes of these arsons.

We suggest you consider taking precautions to prevent your Mini Cooper soft top from being subject to such an incident.

• Install CCTV to overlook your vehicle, if this is not possible a dummy camera may act as a deterrent along with a notice in the window that the vehicle is covered by CCTV, however good CCTV is recommended.
• Consider fitting an alarm to your vehicle with clear warning stickers alerting persons that an alarm is fitted.
• Alert your neighbours and request they be extra vigilant as to anyone who may be paying attention to your vehicle.
• Call 999 immediately if your vehicle is targeted.

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Marisa Charles (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire)

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