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Theft from Vehicles

Alert message sent 10/09/2019 16:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Good afternoon,

There has been a number of vehicles that have been broken into and items stolen in Sherfield-on-Loddon. Vehicles targetted have been parked in Bramley Road, Pound Meadow and the Sherfield-on-Loddon Village Car Park. Windows have been smashed and hand bags mainly stolen. This happened between 08:30-10:30 today (10th). If you saw or heard anything that could assist Police, please call 101 quoting 44190322241.

Additionally the front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in Church Road, Bramley. This occurred between 09/09/19 20:00 - 10/09/19 08:30. If you saw or heard anything that could assist Police, please call 101 quoting 44190322718.

General Advice:

Most offences of theft from vehicle are opportunist. If valuable possessions (e.g. handbags, laptops, sat navs, iPods, mobile phones, cameras) are left on show inside a vehicle, it is much more likely to be targeted by thieves. Even items of little value, such as shopping bags and clothing, may tempt a potential thief to break into the vehicle to see whether they contain anything worth stealing. Offences can take place during the day or night, whether a vehicle is parked in a driveway, on the street or in a public car park. Typically. thieves will smash windows to gain entry. Sometimes they will break door locks or, on older vehicles, prise the door away from the body of the vehicle. Here are some tips to consider:

* When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
* Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
* Park your car in an attended car park.
* Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
* When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
* Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
* Take all your personal possessions with you.
* Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
* Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
* Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
* Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website (www.immobilise.com).
* Do not store your car's documents in the car.
* Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.
* More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites.
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Emma Page (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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