Dorset Police urging motorists to remove valuables from their car to avoid becoming car crime victim

Bournemouth Echo: Don't become victim of car crime - police urge motorists to remove valuables from their cars Don't become victim of car crime - police urge motorists to remove valuables from their cars

MOTORISTS are being urged to remove all valuables from their vehicles to avoid becoming victims of car crime.

Dorset Police is running an operation targeting car thieves and is urging drivers to take the necessary steps to avoid them becoming victims of the criminals.

With the summer approaching police in the county are expecting an increase in visitor numbers and more people heading to beauty spots in Dorset.

The force is already using a range of tactics to target car thieves as part of its ongoing Operation Wave.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Powley, of Dorset Police, said: “Unfortunately, people are still taking risks when leaving their vehicles unattended.

“Many vehicles are seen with valuables on display or windows left open.

“This is an open invitation for thieves.

“If a thief sees, or even thinks there is something of value in your car, they will try their luck.

“The best advice is not to leave anything in your car. Leave it at home, or take it with you.”

He added: “Dorset Police remains committed to reducing these crimes, detecting offenders and bringing them to justice and we are asking members of the public to help us.

“I would like to remind visitors to follow these simple steps to help keep their vehicles safe while enjoying our beautiful county.”

1. Motorists are advised that valuable items should not be left in cars.

2. Windows and doors should always be securely locked.

3. Police are also warning people not to leave sat navs in their cars and holders and cables should not be left on display.

4. Motorists are advised to make sure sat nav holder marks are not left visible on the windscreen.

5. If a vehicle has an alarm the advice is to always use it.

Visit crimeprevention.dorset.police.uk

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9:50am Tue 6 May 14

hooplaa says...

If anyone doesnt know that 1,2,3,4 & 5 are common sense then they deserve to have the items taken!
If anyone doesnt know that 1,2,3,4 & 5 are common sense then they deserve to have the items taken! hooplaa
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10:12am Tue 6 May 14

smhinto says...

hooplaa wrote:
If anyone doesnt know that 1,2,3,4 & 5 are common sense then they deserve to have the items taken!
Agreed - There again common sense isn't very common is it ??
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: If anyone doesnt know that 1,2,3,4 & 5 are common sense then they deserve to have the items taken![/p][/quote]Agreed - There again common sense isn't very common is it ?? smhinto
  • Score: 1

10:51am Tue 6 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I've had a Safe welded to the roof of the metro. When I get out I place all valuables in there. So far so good.
I've had a Safe welded to the roof of the metro. When I get out I place all valuables in there. So far so good. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

11:35am Tue 6 May 14

BoscVegas says...

I find having a rust bucket helps. People assume there is nothing in it when in fact I never bother removing my sat nav or the £1.52s worth of coinage in my ashtray. Often leave it unlocked as well as I haven't gotten the hang of using the key after my remote packed in.
I find having a rust bucket helps. People assume there is nothing in it when in fact I never bother removing my sat nav or the £1.52s worth of coinage in my ashtray. Often leave it unlocked as well as I haven't gotten the hang of using the key after my remote packed in. BoscVegas
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Tue 6 May 14

SympatheticSam says...

I drive a stolen car, so I don't care if anyone breaks in or nicks it.
I drive a stolen car, so I don't care if anyone breaks in or nicks it. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 2

11:49pm Tue 6 May 14

Derf says...

I always park next to the PCC's car whenever I can, not had anything nicked yet...
I always park next to the PCC's car whenever I can, not had anything nicked yet... Derf
  • Score: -1

5:06pm Fri 9 May 14

wurmwhole says...

signs ive seen on various car vans.

1.No valuables or cash are kept in this vehicle overnight.
2.No immigrants are kept in this vehicle overnight.
3.No toilet rolls are kept in this vehicle overnight.

and on.
signs ive seen on various car vans. 1.No valuables or cash are kept in this vehicle overnight. 2.No immigrants are kept in this vehicle overnight. 3.No toilet rolls are kept in this vehicle overnight. and on. wurmwhole
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