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Theft from Motor Vehicles

Alert message sent 24/10/2019 10:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Good morning,

I would like to bring to your attention from the last 24 hour summary 6 thefts from motor vehicles in the Basingstoke area with 3 thefts in particular from your area in the East of Basingstoke. All indications are despite previous warnings to residents the vehicles appear to have been left insecure making the thieves job very easy. Please make sure your vehicles are locked properly and follow this advice -
  • 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.
  • 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 (see right).
  • 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.
Message sent by
James Headen (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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