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‘Remove all valuables from car’ – warns local police after theft

Police in Newry, Mourne and Down are reminding motorists to remove all valuables from view and secure their vehicles when leaving them unattended.

car theftThe reminder follows an incident at Spelga Dam on Wednesday, 3rd June, when the window of a red Skoda Fabia was smashed and a handbag stolen.

Crime Prevention Officer, Lisa Sherman said, “No one wants to be targeted in this way so it is vital that you lock your car and remove all valuables from sight.

“Leaving property like handbags, wallets, cd player, laptops or phones on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves. If they see something of value, they will simply break the window to get it.

“We are asking everyone to take a few moments every time you leave your car to ensure that all doors and windows are locked. Improved car security features such as alarms, immobilisers and tracking devices can also help protect your vehicle.

“We know that it only takes a matter of seconds to break into a car, so our best chance of preventing this or catching a criminal in the act is when you report suspicious activity to us as it happens.

She added, “If you notice someone acting suspiciously around vehicles, or notice that a car alarm has been activated, phone us straight away on the 101 non-emergency number.”

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