Car Theft Prevention

Alert message sent 05/01/2021 23:22:00

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Is your vehicle attracting thieves?

Did you know it is actually illegal to leave your vehicle running unattended while you de-ice it or warm it up in cold weather?

Thieves are known to target residential areas on cold and frosty mornings looking for vehicles where the owner has started the engine to defrost the windscreen and then returned inside, leaving the car unattended. If someone takes it while it’s left like this, your insurer won’t pay out because you won’t be covered.
Locking your vehicle, even when filling up or parked on your drive, greatly reduces the possibility of it being targeted by an opportunist thief.

Don’t take the risk!
Stay Safe,

PCSO Wendy Leason
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Wendy Leason (Police, Community Support Officer, Saughall)

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