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Theft from motor vehicles

Alert message sent 21/04/2021 09:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Dear residents,

Recently there has been a small series of thefts from vehicles in the Grove area of Basingstoke. We would like to offer some crime prevention advice in relation to this. 

Most offences of theft from vehicles tend to be 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. Please ensure you lock your vehicle. 


•    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 if possible. 
•    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 (More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites).
•    Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website.
•    Do not store your car's documents in the car. 
•    Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts. 

Kind regards,

Sent on behalf of PCSO Thomas 17680
Message sent by
Ryan Long (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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