Theft from cars on the increase in Sutton and Kirkby

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Police are warning that theft from cars is on the increase in Sutton and Kirkby after three vehicles were targeted overnight on Monday 14th April.

A sat nav was taken from a car in Nest Avenue, Kirkby (incident number 000118-14022014).

A van was broken into in Spruce Grove. A sat nav, a 28-volt Panasonic power drill, a Makita chiseller and an electric skirting board cutter were stolen (incident 000678-14042014).

Items were stolen from an insecure car in Beech Street, Sutton (incident number 000256-14042014).

Insp Andrew Clarke said there had been an increase in theft of, and from, motor vehicles in the area.

He said: “Ashfield North police will be pro-actively checking vehicles for items left on display that would be tempting to a thief, while going about their normal patrols.

“They will then be advising vehicle owners accordingly, either in person or via letter.”

He advised residents to follow police advice and ensure vehicles are locked and secure.

Don’t leave valuables on show in your vehicle. That old coat on the back seat may be worthless, but a thief is more interested in what could be in the pockets. You know they are empty, but they don’t.

Don’t leave your wallet or mobile phone in your car, even if you’re just nipping somewhere for a few minutes. It takes a thief seconds.

Park your car in your garage or on your driveway, if possible, and try to park your vehicle in a well-lit area.

Don’t leave your keys in your vehicle when you are not in it.

Activate your alarm and immobiliser if you have one.

Make use of security devices such as steering locks etc.

Further crime prevention guides can be found on our website

People with information about any crime or anyone acting suspiciously call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.