FIFTEEN cars targeted on just ONE night in village near Hythe

Contributed by editor on May 02, 2017 - 09:45 AM


Kent Police officers are reminding motorists to keep their valuables secure following a number of reported thefts from cars in Lympne near Hythe.



A total of 15 incidents are alleged to have occurred during the early hours of Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Items reported stolen include cash and satellite navigation systems.

Inspector Kevin Stephens from the Community Safety Unit said: ‘Whilst we carry out enquiries into these reported thefts we urge residents to be vigilant and make sure no valuables are left in vehicles at any time which could be tempting for thieves.

‘We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything or has more information that could help us with our enquiries.’

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers Anonymously 0800 555 111 quoting reference ZY/16518/17.

Additional security advice

- Don't leave anything on display
- Take valuables like laptops and satnavs with you
- Wipe satnav suction marks away from your windscreen or dashboard
- Remove the stereo if you can
- Never leave your keys in the ignition
- A Thatcham-approved immobiliser or steering lock can help secure older vehicles
- Park in a garage, secure car park or well-lit area if possible
- Make sure you don't leave your car keys visible from the outside of your home.

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