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Theft from a Motor Vehicle in the Sandown Area.

Dear Resident ,

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In the last few days Police have seen an increase in reports relating to theft from motor vehicles in Sandown Area. A  report of  an angle grinder has been taken from a  van  in Nunwell  Street sometime over the weekend. 

We know this impacts the community and we are looking for your assistance so we can successfully deal with this issue.  Therefore if you have any information, CCTV or ring doorbell footage of anyone causing issues in the local area please do contact us on 101 / online for non-emergencies and quote this number 44240243178

Most offences of theft from vehicle are opportunist. If valuable possessions (e.g. handbags, laptops, mobile phones) are left on show inside a vehicle, it is much more likely to be targeted by thieves.


Crime Prevention Advice:

  • When leaving your vehicle, close all windows and lock your car.
  • Upon locking your vehicle test the door to ensure it is definitely locked.
  • Park your vehicle in an attended car park.
  • Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
  • When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area if possible.
  • Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
  • Take all your personal possessions with you.
  • Do not hide any valuable items. Take it with you or leave it at home.
  • Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
  • Do not store ownership documents inside the vehicle.
  • Consider mains CCTV or Wi-Fi enabled CCTV devices to cover the front of properties / driveways.
  • For information on alarms speak to your manufacturer or visit the Sold secure website – (www.soldsecure.com)

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    Jackie May
    (Hampshire Constabulary, PCSO, Isle of wight)

    Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials