Posted by GMP on 21st February 2008 at 03:50 PM
Van owners warned in west Salford
Warning letters are being sent to owners of transit vans in west Salford to make sure they remove all valuables from their vehicles following a spate of thefts.
There have been nine incidents over the past two weeks where power tools such as chainsaws, electric drills and transformers have been taken.
Seven of these offences occurred overnight on the Kenyon Estate.
The warning letters offer advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of vehicle crime, and will be followed up by reassurance visits from police community support officers (PCSOs) to discuss vehicle security.
Fiona James, crime reduction advisor for Salford Division, said: “There are some very simple steps van owners can take to reduce the chances of having their vehicles targeted.
“We recommend not leaving tools in vans overnight and displaying a sticker on the vehicle highlighting that no tools are kept inside. Drivers should also park in well-lit areas and never leave any valuables on display that may tempt thieves.”
Drivers wishing to obtain security stickers for their vehicles should contact Fiona James on 0161 856 5421.
Anyone wishing to report an incident or suspicious activity should call the Salford West Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161 856 5284.
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