Warning after spate of thefts from vehicles in King’s Lynn

PUBLISHED: 12:13 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 15:44 04 April 2018

Police are warning drivers to lock their vehicles. Picture: James Bass.

Police are warning drivers to lock their vehicles. Picture: James Bass.

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Police in King’s Lynn are urging people to lock their vehicles following a number of thefts.

The warning comes after vehicles in Shelford Drive, Gaskell Way, Kent Road and Gresham Close were targeted between Thursday, March 29 and Saturday, March 31.

Among the items stolen was a JCB power pack for a road breaker, numerous tools worth more than £1,000 and a blue Rieju RS2 moped.

Sgt Tom Metcalfe, from Lynn police station, said: “We desperately need the help of owners to make sure their vehicles are locked and windows are shut every time the car is left unattended. All contents should also be taken out of the vehicle or locked away out of sight.” Officers have this advice on vehicle security:

• Don’t leave anything on display in your car;

• Take your belongings with you when you leave the car - if you can’t, lock them in the boot before you start your journey;

• Fit an electronic immobiliser - this will prevent the car from starting;

• Mechanical immobilisers, such as steering wheel locks, are a good alternative to electronic immobilisers;

• Fit locking wheel nuts;

• Get an alarm installed;

• Consider marking all your valuables that you frequently take in your car;

• Lock all doors and close windows and the sun roof every time you leave your car unattended;

• If you have a garage, use it. If you don’t always try and park in a well-lit open place;

• Always lock your car and garage.

Sgt Metcalfe would like to hear from anyone who has witnessed any incidents like these or has information concerning them. He can be contacted on 101.

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