Residents warned following recent theft from motor vehicle reports in Hart and Rushmoor
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We would like to remind our residents of some crime prevention advice and to ensure their cars are locked following recent reports of theft from motor vehicles in Hart and Rushmoor.
Officers have received reports that people have entered cars and stolen cash, bank cards and valuable items.
On the majority of occasions, the cars have not been damaged but the offences have taken place after people have forgotten to lock their car doors.
We are investigating these reports and following solid lines of enquiry to locate those responsible.
Theft from motor vehicles are often opportunistic and offenders, hoping that the vehicle is unlocked, will try door handles.
Please remain vigilant, ensure all doors are locked and that you do not leave valuables inside your vehicles.
Your mobile phone, coins for the car park, sunglasses, packs of medication or other items that can earn quick cash are irresistible to the opportunist thief. Remember, the cost of replacing a window is often much more than that of what’s stolen.
Make sure to physically check that doors and window are locked, especially if you have used the remote to lock the vehicle, then look inside again to make sure you’ve not left anything on display, including ensuring that your glove box is closed.