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Vehicle break-ins in Lowestoft

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Residents in the Lowestoft/Oulton Broad/Carlton Colville areas are being urged to pay extra attention to vehicle security following a recent spate of thefts from vehicles.

Over the past three days there have been around 17 reported incidents where various valuable items such as coins, wallets, purses and handbags were taken.

Insp. Liz Casey from Lowestoft Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT), urged motorists to ensure vehicles were always locked – even if people only intend to leave vehicles insecure for a few moments.

She added: “Valuables left on display in vehicles can also attract attention from thieves. Items such as sat-navs or event sat-nav mounts should be removed from inside vehicles.”

Motorists are advised to take the following security measures:

  • Leave vehicles locked and secure at all times – even if left unattended for only a minute.
  • Remove all valuables and personal belongings from the vehicle entirely.
  • Audio equipment, sat navs, mobile phones, laptops and handbags are particularly sought after – remove evidence of these from your vehicle when out and about or even overnight.
  • Property mark your valuables so if they are stolen, they can be more easily traced if recovered

For more information of how to keep your vehicle secure please visit: https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/vehiclesecurity_0.pdf