Remember to take your valuables out of your vehicle – Aylesbury Vale
Following recent thefts in Aylesbury Vale, please remember to take your property out of your vehicle, when it is parked up and unattended.
Thefts have been reported across Aylesbury, including Fairford Leys, Buckingham Park and Watermead. Rural thefts have included Stewkley, Winslow, Buckingham, Newton Longville and Aston Clinton.
Property taken included wallets, power and gardening tools, laptop bags, cash and number plates. A number of these vehicles had been left unlocked when parked.
Please remember to remove all your property and valuables from your vehicle when you park it. Anything left in your vehicle could tempt an opportunist criminal to steal it. It only takes a moment to smash the window and take the items, often making no noise or alerting any attention.
Make sure your vehicle is locked and alarmed (if you have one).
If you have to store tools in your van overnight, consider using a secure lock box or van vault, which can be securely fixed in the vehicle.
Consider using anti-tamper screws on your number plates, which help prevent them from being easily stolen.
If you have any information about thefts from vehicles, or your suspect someone is selling stolen goods, please call the police on the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre number 101.
If you don’t want to speak to the police or give your details you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report it online. No personal details will be taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.