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Vehicle Crimes in Horndean

Alert message sent 20/12/2019 15:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

In addition to the vehicle crimes reported in Kingsmede (ref 44190453186) and Woodstock Avenue (ref 44190452939) between 16/12/19 & 17/12/19, there were also two other areas in Horndean where vehicles were affected in a similar way which also occurred between the above times. These vehicles were in Keydale Avenue (ref 44190452372) and Victory Avenue (ref 44190452103).
In Merchistoun Road overnight between 19/12/19 & this morning a male was reported attempting to open the door of a van, and the subject ran off when shouted at. The van was later checked damage was noticed – (ref 44190456080).
Please continue to be vigilant and look out for other members in your community.
Crime Prevention Advice:
Park your vehicle in a secure area (in a garage or behind locked gates, if possible).
If you can’t, park in a well-lit street in easy view of your own or neighbours’ houses.
Where possible, remove valuable items from the vehicle overnight and store them in a secure place.
Do not leave tools or equipment on view inside the vehicle.
Consider fitting an appropriate alarm system, protecting the cabin and load areas.
Apply a security marking product to power tools and equipment (further details available on request). Alternatively, etch or emboss identifiable marks to these items.
Consider installing secure storage containers or lockers in the van to store tools in.
Ensure that the van doors are securely lockable and consider having suitable deadlocks installed.
Make sure to physically check that the van doors and windows are locked if you have used the remote to lock the vehicle, even if the feedback indicates the van as locked.
When visiting businesses, try to park close to the entrance and preferably in the view of CCTV
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Josephine Killick (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)

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