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Vehicle Crime - Newport Pagnell

Alert message sent 11/02/2021 10:15:00

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THEFT OF TOOLS FROM MOTOR VEHICLE - NEWPORT PAGNELL

There was a theft of tools out of motor vehicle in Stanmore Gardens in Newport Pagnell sometime between midnight on the 10/02/2021 and 0700 on 11/02/2021.

4 x chainsaws were stolen - 2 x Stihl ms 201 TC Chainsaw and 2 x Stihl ms 150 TC chainsaw

Did you see or hear anything? If so, please can you contact 101 and quote crime reference number 43210057860.

Being a victim of vehicle crime can be distressing.

More than 80 per cent of people whose cars are broken into or stolen are emotionally affected.

Vehicle crime also causes victims a lot of inconvenience. You could be without a car for weeks waiting for the garage to make repairs or for your insurer to pay. That’s why your vehicle’s security features should be as important as any of its other features.

Vehicle crime accounts for around a fifth of all recorded crime in the UK and costs the taxpayer around £3 billion a year. Nationally, vehicle crime has dropped by 50 per cent since
2005. You can help drive down vehicle crime in your area.

Most car criminals are opportunists. By following a few tips below, you can outsmart car thieves and limit their opportunity to steal your valuables or vehicle.

Do not display
Remove all valuables from your car when you park. Even an old coat or a plastic bag left behind can tempt a thief.

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. 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.

Be alarmed
Install an alarm to deter thieves from not only stealing your car, 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.

Make your mark
Protect valuable items you often take in your car by marking them with your registration number or postcode using an ultraviolet pen.

Sat-nav. Would you be lost without it?
Given the chance car thieves will make a beeline straight for your satellite navigation equipment. Follow these tips to keep your sat-nav safe:
• Make a note of the make, model and serial number of the equipment
• Do not leave your sat-nav in the glove compartment
• Wipe away any suction- pad marks left on the windscreen or dashboard.
For further advice and information on securing your vehicle, visit the Thames Valley Police website at: www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Additional contacts:
Sold Secure – for a list of recognised security products: www.soldsecure.com
Crimestoppers – if you have any information on car crime: www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Immobilise – to register your valuables in case of loss or theft: www.immobilise.com
Association of British Insurers (ABI) – for information on insurance group ratings and vehicle security: www.abi.org.uk
For details on the Park Mark™ scheme go online to www.saferparking.com

Most vehicle crime can be prevented.
Don’t give criminals an easy ride.
Avoid becoming a victim of vehicle crime
Message sent by
Arlene Ormston (Police, PCSO, Milton Keynes)

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