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Police warning after spate of thefts from vehicles in Notts

A woman’s bank card was stolen and later used by thieves in one of a spate of thefts from cars.

Police are urging motorists to be vigilant after a series of overnight thefts from insecure vehicles in the Arnold area.

Incidents reported over the last few days and which remain under investigation include tools stolen from a van in Meeks Road and an insecure vehicle being broken into in Middlebeck Drive.

A woman’s car in Roxburgh Close was broken into during the early hours of Monday (10 May 2021), with her bank card being taken and later used, a van was stolen Dalton Drive on Saturday afternoon (8 May 2021) and another vehicle, believed to have been left insecure, was broken into overnight on Saturday with a small amount of cash taken.

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Neighbourhood policing inspector Chris Pearson said: “We’re working hard to identify those responsible for these crimes and we’re following a number of lines of enquiry as part of our ongoing investigations including checking CCTV footage.

“While our enquiries remain ongoing we’re also urging residents to be vigilant and make it as difficult as possible for criminals to target their vehicles. They should ensure their vehicles are locked and they don’t leave any valuables on display.

“Where possible ensure that your vehicle is parked on your driveway or in your garage if you have one. Alternatively, ensure your vehicle is parked in a well-lit area.

“Having an alarm and immobiliser fitted to your vehicle is also an effective way of deterring criminals.

“We’re also urging local residents to report any suspicious people or vehicles to us immediately by calling 101. If an incident is in progress call 999.

For more advice on how to protect your vehicle visit https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/prevention/vehicle