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Theft of parts from land rovers- Reading

Alert message sent 15/03/2017 12:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Please circulate this message to family, friends or neighbours who may have one of these vehicles- Thank you

This is a message from The Reading Crime Co-ordinator , Mark Heybourne over the past week there have been a number of thefts from land rovers mainly doors and bonnets these occurred just outside the Reading Police Area but overnight Tuesday 7th March – Wednesday 8th March between 23.00-09.00 in Surley Row, Emmer Green unknown offender has stolen bonnet.
These vehicles are usually stolen because they can be stripped down quickly for parts
If you have one of these vehicles please follow the following crime prevention advice:

Key values 
Keep your keys safe. Never leave the ignition key in your vehicle while it is unattended for example, at a petrol station. 
Perfect parking 
If you have a garage, use it as most of these offences are occurring on driveways. If not, always try to park in a well lit, open location. Use secure car parks displaying the official Park Mark™ sign. 
Trust locks, not luck 
Lock all doors, close all windows and shut the sunroof every time you leave your car however briefly. Use a steering wheel lock. 
Call a halt to car theft 
Fit an immobiliser (cars built before 1995 may not be fitted with these devices). Electronic engine immobilisers prevent your car from starting and are the best way to stop thieves.
but also taking items from it.
Keep track of your vehicle 
If you own a high value or rare car, arrange to have a vehicle tracking system fitted. This equipment can help to locate a car after it has been stolen.
Deal with your wheels 
Use locking wheel nuts. They are cheap, easy to fit and stop thieves from taking your wheels.
Etch to protect 
Have your vehicle’s registration number or the last seven digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) etched on to all glass surfaces including the headlights.
 
Please report any suspicious incidents or sightings to The Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
 
Message sent by
Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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