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Vehicle Crime - Lowest Start to the Year in East Riding

Vehicle Crime - Lowest Start to the Year in East Riding

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 1:17pm 5th July 2010.

The hard work is now paying off, seeing the lowest ever start to the year for vehicle crime.

Detectives are still encouraging vehicle owners not to rest on their laurels, by leaving their cars insecure, windows open and visibly displaying  satellite navigation systems (SatNavs), mobile phones or wallets/handbags for would-be thieves to take. 

Over the last seven years police in the East Riding have carried out many initiatives, marketing campaigns and talks to reinforce the message - if you display, you will be in dismay. 

Although statistically we have seen the lowest number of offences in seven years; of all the vehicles which have been broken into between April and May 2010 20% of all thefts from vehicles were from insecure vehicles. 

Detective Sergeant Gavin Orsborne said: "Entry to the majority of the vehicles was by either unlocked doors or because of the items left on open display like SatNavs and wallets.


"I would like to remind car owners that in order to reduce the risk of being a victim of such an offence they should remove the opportunity to steal by locking their vehicle and not leaving items on display."

Remember:-

o Remove all valuables from your vehicle when unattended
o Lock and secure your vehicle when not in use
o Try to park in a secure or well lit location
o Report any suspicious activity to the police

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