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Police Issue Car Crime Warning to York Visitors

Car crime

1:25pm 17th May 2013

As summer approaches and more and more people visit York, officers are warning drivers to lock up.

Insecure vehicles are easy targets for opportunistic thieves who won’t hesitate if they find an unlocked door or an open window.

Officers would like to warn both visitors to York and local residents that thieves do operate in the city but locking cars or vans, even if only leaving them for a short period of time, can help to prevent thefts from happening.

PC Neil Slater, of York police, said: “Criminals would much rather gain easy access to a vehicle rather than drawing attention to themselves by breaking in, so by taking a few seconds to ensure your car is locked you reduce the chances of being a victim of theft dramatically.

“If your journey involves stopping for a few seconds to post a letter or drop something off, the best practice is to lock your vehicle up which will go a long way to deterring thieves.”

For more information about protecting your vehicle from thieves, visit the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/vehiclesecurity

If you would like to report a theft, contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.


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