Warning following theft from vehicles
Police are reminding the public of the current
Vehicle Crime Prevention Campaign following two incidents of theft
in the Abergele and Prestatyn areas.
The latest incident in Prestatyn was reported
to officers shortly after 8am today (Friday, 13th July)
after an iPod was stolen from an insecure vehicle.
At lunchtime yesterday (Thursday
12th July) officers received a report that a Sat Nav
system had been stolen from a vehicle in the Abergele area.
Last month police launched their ‘Leave it on
show expect it to go’ campaign, which is aimed at reducing the
number of thefts from vehicles and reminding owners to properly
secure their cars and not leave items on display.
With the help of a former car criminal, the
campaign also features a short film, which shows the 48-year-old
warning vehicle owners of the dangers of leaving valuable items on
North Wales Police saw a 14% increase in the
number of incidents reported between January and April this year
compared to the same period in 2011.
Inspector Julie Sheard from the Force
Community Safety Team said: “Yet again we have received reports of
vehicles being targeted due to having items on display and not
being properly secured.
“The majority of vehicle crime is completely
avoidable. Leaving items such as bags and mobile phones on display
in your vehicle is an open invitation for a thief. It only takes a
few seconds to remove valuables and lock your vehicle, please don’t
make it easy for thieves.”
Further advice on how to secure your vehicle
is available here.
To watch the campaign video follow this
If you know of someone who is committing car
crime, or involved in the selling of stolen goods, please contact
North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers
Wales anonymously on 0800 555 111.