Common sense advice for motorists after Welwyn Garden City car thefts
MOTORISTS in WGC are being advised to use common sense when leaving their vehicles unattended – following a spate of recent car thefts. Police have appealed to car owners to ensure their cars are locked and all valuables removed, after
MOTORISTS in WGC are being advised to use common sense when leaving their vehicles unattended - following a spate of recent car thefts.
Police have appealed to car owners to ensure their cars are locked and all valuables removed, after three cars were broken into in little over week.
In each case, the vehicle had been left unlocked.
Last Wednesday, a briefcase was stolen from the boot of a Toyota Corolla in Russelcroft Road.
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That same night, thieves stole money from a glove box of an unlocked VW Golf in Valley Road.
And sometime between Tuesday and Thursday last week, a Nissan Almera in Handside Close was ransacked and a sat-nav taken.
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In response, Hertfordshire Constabulary has issued common sense tips on car safety, including locking all doors, windows, sunroofs and boots, removing car stereos, and marking all valuables that you regularly take with you with your car registration number.
Sergeant Stephanie Morris, of the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "Vehicle crime tends to be carried out by opportunist thieves so please follow this common sense advice and minimise the risk of being a victim.