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Preventing car crime

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12/04/2018


Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. The best way to protect your belongings is to lock your car whenever you leave it. Other things you can do include:

  • Removing everything from the car -  don't even leave a jacket where it can be seen.
  • Closing the sunroof along with the windows when you leave.
  • Not storing things in the boot; take them with you.
  • Storing car ownership information in your home, not your car.
  • Having a routine to ensure you always take the keys out of the ignition.
  • Taking removable stereos and sat nav equipment with you
  • In addition, using secure (theft resistant) number plates can make your plates less attractive to thieves.
     

 

Help us keep Sussex safe

Seen something suspicious or have information about a crime or incident? Please contact us online, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
 
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