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Spate of overnight vehicle crime

Alert message sent 04/09/2019 16:53:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police


Dear Members

There has been a concern due to the reports we have received overnight for Theft from Motor Vehicles. Majority of those crimes are involving Vans being broken into and expensive tools stolen. Looking at the areas the most effected are Wigston, South Wigston, Aylestone and Knighton.

Please could I remind members especially those who have work vans to either take out expensive tools from your vehicle or ensure you have additional locks fitted to your vehicles and an alarm system. It is best to also test your vehicle alarm system on a regular basis to ensure it is working as looking at the crimes that were reported it appears the alarm may have not sounded. I know sometimes it is not practical to remove tools from your work vans but then think of the negative factor if your tools were stolen and you were due to attend a job the following day….

We encourage van users to try and park in a way that obstructs access to the rear and side of your van to stop the doors opening. See attached leaflet for your info.

Below is a link of a video clip used by our corporate communications team here at Leicestershire Police.
Please click on the link below to view the crime prevention video. This is actual cctv footage to show you the importance of securing your vehicle.

https://www.facebook.com/leicspolice/videos/624738088026512/

Stay Safe – “If you see something….Say Something and Report it!”

PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station.

Did you know you can report crime and incidents using our online portal. Please visit https://www.leics.police.uk/ Click on “REPORT”.
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Ali Haq (Leicestershire Police,PCSO,South Leicester)
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