Police have warned residents in the Canons area of Stanmore to be aware after an increase in thefts from vehicles.
Posting via the OWL website, the local police also gave advice to residents as to how they can take preventative measures to secure their vehicles.
PCSO Ken Southern of the Canons Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “I am writing to make you aware that there has been an increase in the number of thefts from motor vehicles and theft of Motor Vehicles recently on our ward.
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“Also recommended is the Old Fashion Crook Lock which fits on your steering wheel. Available at numerous outlets! Reduce the risk of your vehicle being targeted by thieves by following our advice:
“Check your vehicle is locked and secure every time you leave it. Thieves often look for easy opportunities to steal from vehicles. They will usually try the handles until they get lucky and find one that has been left unlocked.
“Remove all items from view by taking them with you or putting them in the boot out of sight. Thieves will look for any items on display. Things like clothes, documents, or an old bag might not seem like ‘valuables’ but they could tempt a thief.
“Don’t hide valuables in your boot – especially if there is a boot release mechanism in the main body of the vehicle.
Never leave any documents in the vehicle.
If you have a garage at home use it. If you don’t, try to park in a well-lit, open space.”
For more information on how to keep your car secure, visit https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/
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