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Drivers in Winchester warned by Hampshire Police after car break ins
11:24am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
POLICE are again warning Winchester motorists to keep their cars safe after a spate of vehicle break-ins.
Over the past week 19 crimes have been reported, including power tools stolen from six vans in Alresford on Monday, September 16.
Cars were also broken into in Weeke overnight on Wednesday, September 18.
Inspector Jon Turton said: “People are leaving their cars unlocked with all sorts of valuables inside and on show which beggars belief.
“Unfortunately, it only takes seconds for someone to open a door and steal your valuables.
And there are people who are extremely opportunistic and will even walk along a street trying door handles. The simple message is lock it or lose it.”
Officers urge motorists to ensure vehicles are parked in secure or well-lit areas, with all windows and doors closed and locked and valuables removed.
Police also recommend fitting alarm systems or clearly marking any items at risk of theft.
Anyone who sees any suspicious activity around vehicles should contact Winchester Police Station on 101.
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