Warning to motorists after thefts from vehicles in Baldock
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Police in Baldock are urging residents to review their vehicle security after an increase in reported thefts from cars in the area.
In the past two weeks there have been nine reported thefts from vehicles in the town. In five of these cases, wallets, cards or cash were taken.
Neighbourhood Inspector James Lant said: “We are stepping up patrols in the area to identify and deter those responsible, but motorists need to take extra precautions to keep their vehicles and possessions safe.
“Never leave wallets, cards or cash in your car and make sure you have removed all your belongings when you leave your vehicle unattended. Even items such as sunglasses, coats and loose change can be enough to entice a criminal to break in.
“It seems obvious, but ensuring your car is fully locked is an essential part of your vehicle’s safety. It can be easy to get distracted when exiting your vehicle, but it is so important to make sure the last thing you do before leaving your car unattended is check it is locked.
“If you witness any suspicious activity around vehicles, or believe a crime may be in progress, always dial 999 straight away.”
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