People are being warned following a string of thefts from vehicles in Peterborough since New Year’s Eve.
There’ve been a significant number of reports of vehicles being broken into in the Eye and Cardea areas.
Patrols have been stepped up and residents are being urged to take simple precautions.
It is advised you:
Ensure all doors, windows and sunroofs are closed and locked when leaving your vehicle unattended – double checking doors are locked before leaving it
Never leave valuables in your vehicle and keep any other possessions out of sight. Remove your sat nav and its holder and wipe away any window suction marks as these could indicate a sat nav is stored in your vehicle
If you use a vehicle for maintenance purposes, it is advisable not to leave tools or other working materials in a vehicle unoccupied or overnight, as works vehicles such as vans are commonly targeted by criminals
Further advice can be found on the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website at www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/vehicle-security.
Detective Sergeant Mark Plitsch said: “While we are working hard to identify who is responsible for these thefts, we would urge members of the public to double check their vehicles are locked before leaving it and ensure any valuables are removed, even if they are out of sight an opportunist thief will take what they can find if they come across an unlocked door.”
Anyone with information about this series, or who sees any suspicious activity, is asked to contact police by calling 101 or reporting online at www.cambs.police.uk/report