Warning over car thieves this Christmas

Police in Blackpool have warned residents to keep a watchful eye on their cars
Police in Blackpool have warned residents to keep a watchful eye on their cars
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Police in Blackpool have warned residents to keep a watchful eye on their cars this holiday season as they report an increase in the number of vehicles being targeted by thieves.

Police told people on social media to avoid leaving valuables in their cars and to hide Satnavs, music players and shopping bags out of sight.

Especially if you have a work van that may appear to store expensive equipment

They also advised residents to make use of extra security they can, including locking garage doors and garden gates “especially if you have a work van that may appear to store expensive equipment”. Drivers are encouraged to park somewhere well-lit and covered by CCTV cameras.

Residents who suspect thieves are operating in their neighbourhoods are asked to contact police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.