Warning about leaving cars unlocked


Motorists in the Prestatyn area are being urged to make sure that they secure their vehicles.


The call comes from Denbighshire Chief Inspector, Jo Williams, who said: “Car crime has seen an increase in Prestatyn, particularly from vehicles which have been left unlocked and we are determined to reduce the number of these incidents.


“Since April 1 to date we have had more than 31 reports of theft from vehicles and over three quarters of these were from vehicles which were left insecure.


“I am determined to raise the public’s awareness of this because some of these crimes can be avoided and prevented.


”Motorists can take steps themselves to prevent this type of crime and ensure that they do not become a victim.


“Always secure your vehicle, move valuables out of sight, don’t leave items visible to the passer by and ideally remove them from the vehicle altogether."


Chief Inspector Jo Williams also called on members of the public who noticed anything suspicious around parked cars to contact North Wales Police on 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 


North Wales Police recently launched their Vehicle Crime Prevention Campaign 'If you leave it on show, expect it to go." Further information including a short film with an ex-car criminal who is assisting the police with the campaign is available here