Newry motorists urged to hide valuables

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Friday, September 9th, 2016
Police in Newry Mourne and Down District have urged motorists not to leave valuables in their cars when parked in local car parks. theft3Police would encourage everyone to think about vehicle security. A Spokesperson said, “Keep your vehicle locked at all times. Leaving valuables, such as your handbag, wallet, CD player, laptop, Sat Nav or phone on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves. “If they see something valuable on view, they will find a way to get it. You only have to leave your vehicle for a short time for a thief to act. Taking simple precautions such as locking valuable items out of sight can help ensure they will be kept safe. “Taking just a few moments can significantly improve your chances of not becoming a victim of this type of crime. Improved car security features such as alarms, immobilisers and tracking devices can also help protect your vehicle and your valuables.
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September 2016The Spokesperson added, “As it only takes a matter of seconds to break into a car, we would also urge everyone to promptly report all suspicious activity they notice near vehicles or car alarms that have been activated, as this will help to deter and help us to detect those involved in this type of crime.”
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