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Warning after car break-ins at Weeting

PUBLISHED: 09:47 22 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:17 07 July 2010

Drivers are being warned about leaving valuables in their cars following a spate of thefts in the Weeting area.

In the last month there have been four cars broken into in the village.

Drivers are being warned about leaving valuables in their cars following a spate of thefts in the Weeting area.

In the last month there have been four cars broken into in the village. As a result Thetford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has been carrying out extra patrols in the Weeting area and the team has offered local residents advice on keeping their vehicles secure.

Thetford SNT PCSO Caroline Whatmore said: “We are asking residents to be more vigilant and not leave valuables inside their cars.

“Most vehicle crime can be prevented, so do not let opportunist thieves steel your vehicle or valuables.”

The police have issued the following safety advice:

If possible leave your vehicle in a locked garage.

When parking your vehicle away from home avoid places that are unattended, are concealed from public view and have many escape routes.

Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle - especially mobile phones, laptop computers, satellite navigation systems, credit and debit cards, cheque books, vehicle registration documents and private mail with your address on it.

Take all your belongings with you when you leave the vehicle. If you cannot, then lock them out of sight in the boot.

Lock all doors and close all windows and the sunroof every time you leave your vehicle unattended

Anyone with information should call 0845 456 4567 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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