Police warning as thieves target cars in Calverton

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Police are urging motorists to be vigilant in Calverton after a series of thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles in the village.

Incidents reported last weekend, and which remain under investigation, include bank cards stolen from cars and cash taken from vehicles which were left insecure.

In other instances entry was gained into unlocked cars but no valuables were taken.

Officers are investigating the incidents and enquiries also remain ongoing, including checking CCTV footage, after reports of a man seen trying car door handles in the area.

Sergeant Neil Langham, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We’re working hard to identify those responsible for these crimes. While our enquiries remain ongoing we’re also urging motorists to be vigilant and make it as difficult as possible for criminals to target their vehicles.

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“Due to most modern cars having alarms, force is rarely used to enter vehicles and if the car is locked, offenders will just move on to the next one until they find one which is insecure.

“It’s also important people take steps to ensure their vehicles are as secure as possible as many insurance companies will not cover vehicles which have been left unlocked so there are additional risks in not securing them.

“We are urging people to make sure their vehicles are locked and they don’t leave any valuables on display.

“Find a secure place to park, such as in your garage if you have one, or alternatively ensure your vehicle is parked in a well-lit area.

“Having an alarm and immobiliser fitted to your vehicle is also an effective way of deterring criminals.

“We’re also urging local residents to be alert and report any suspicious people or vehicles to us.”

Anyone with concerns about car crime in their area can call police on 101. In an emergency or if an incident is in progress call 999. For more advice on how to protect your vehicle visit https://crowd.in/C1o8Ys

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