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We wanted to issue an alert to all vehicle owners following a number of thefts, and attempted thefts, from cars in recent days.
We have received a number of reports across the Rushmoor district recently and we wanted to remind residents to be extra vigilant and make sure their vehicles are secure.
We want to reassure you that we are taking these reports seriously and we are following up all lines of enquiry available to us.
• At 12.30am on Friday 6 August, we were called to reports of two men and a woman attempting to get inside cars on Tanner Street, Aldershot. A set of car keys and cash were taken from the vehicles. We attended the scene and later arrested three people on Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot. An 18-year-old man from Aldershot, a 32-year-old man from Farnborough and a 33-year-old woman from Aldershot were arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle. They have all been released under investigation and enquiries are ongoing
• On Tuesday 3 August, we disturbed two men going through vehicles on Larch Way in Farnborough. Items had been taken but were discarded as several people fled the scene and ran from officers
• On Friday 23 July, bank cards and change were taken from a vehicle on Frost Drive in Aldershot
• Also on Friday 23 July, a man reportedly tried to gain access to a number of parked cars on Tanner Street, Aldershot. Nothing was reported stolen
• On Friday 23 July, it was also reported that a man tried to gain access to a home on Normandy Drive, Aldershot, by trying the door handle
Rushmoor Inspector Kirsten Troman said: “Reducing theft from motor vehicles is a priority for us and we would like to take this opportunity to reiterate the below security advice.
• Park your vehicle in a secure area, such as in a garage or behind locked gates of possible, or in easy view of your or a neighbour’s house
• Do not leave tools or equipment on view inside the vehicle
• Where possible, remove valuable items from the vehicle overnight and store them in a secure location
• Consider fitting an appropriate alarm system
• Make sure to physically check that doors and windows are locked if you have used the remote to lock the vehicle
“Please continue to report any suspicious activity to us. Either on 999 if it’s happening now, 101 or via our online reporting tool.
“All reports help us build up an intelligence picture and help us target our resources and ultimately, identify offenders.”