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Car owners urged to be more careful

PUBLISHED: 10:16 18 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:21 08 July 2010

Kathryn Cross

Police are warning car owners about leaving valuables in their vehicles after a spate of crime.

The situation has been particularly bad in the Thompson area, near Watton, where a camera, golf clubs and a car sterero have been stolen from insecure cars over the past two weeks.

Police are warning car owners about leaving valuables in their vehicles after a spate of crime.

The situation has been particularly bad in the Thompson area, near Watton, where a camera, golf clubs and a car stereo have been stolen from insecure cars over the past two weeks.

Watton Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has been carrying out extra patrols in the area and the team has offered local residents crime prevention advice to keep their vehicles secure.

Police are advising car owners to always lock their vehicle in a garage or park in a well-lit, open place. If you are away from home, try to avoid places that are unattended, have easy access, are concealed from public view and have many escape routes.

Don't leave anything on display and take all your belongings with you, particularly laptop computers, satellite navigation systems, credit and debit cards, cheque books, digital cameras, iPod or MP3 players, vehicle registration documents and private mail, especially with your address on it. If you can't take them with you, lock them in the boot.

Lock all doors and close all windows and the sunroof every time you leave your vehicle unattended

Anyone with information about this spate of crime call 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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