Advice to Land Rover Defender owners

Police are advising owners of Land Rover Defenders to keep them secure following reported crime and suspicious activity during the past three weeks.

The first incident happened when a Land Rover Defender was stolen from an address on Anglesey. Another report has been received of damage to a Defender in the area of Caernarfon and a further incident was reported in Morfa Nefyn.

Norman Hughes, Crime Prevention Officer for North Wales Police said: “These incidents may or may not be linked however, we believe this is more than a coincidence. We are advising owners of these vehicles to be extra vigilant.”

“We would urge people to fit an alarm with an immobiliser and also consider a mechanical device of some sort in a bid to dissuade any offender from even trying to hot-wire the ignition.”

He added: “These vehicles are very sought after, due to the fact that this popular model is no longer made. Unfortunately, as the demand for spare parts is only going to increase, owners of Land Rover Defenders should take all possible steps to prevent them being stolen.”

Anyone who may have information relating to the thefts of the Land Rover Defenders is asked to call North Wales Police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or use the live webchat  https://www.northwales.police.uk/contact/live-chat-support

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