Police urge drivers to be careful after spate of thefts from vehicles


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Police in Norwich are urging motorists to be vigilant after a number of thefts from vehicles.

Six vehicles have been broken into in the south of the district since the start of November.

Items including handbags, SAT NAVs, phones and tablets have been stolen.

Officers have this advice on vehicle security:

• Don't leave anything on display in your car

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• 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

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• 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

Inspector Matthew Howes, Earlham Road Police Station, would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incidents or has information concerning them.

Inspector Howes can be contacted on 101.

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