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VEHICLE CRIME

Alert message sent 18/02/2020 15:23:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


 
On 17th February, between approximately 4am and 8am, 3 vehicles were broken into and their steering wheels taken.  This occurred in the KNIGHTWOOD area of CHANDLERS FORD. The 3 vehicles were all BMW’s. However, it is possible that other makes could also be targeted.  
 
We ask that you please read the following crime prevention advice, and take the following precautions where possible:

Park in your garage should you own one
Alternatively, park in a well-lit area.
Consider security lighting.
Consider the installation of CCTV to protect your vehicle.
When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.  
Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.

Additionally,

Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
Take all your personal possessions with you.
Remove sat nav holders
Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
Do not store your car's documents in the car.
Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts.

There are hi-visibility patrols being conducted in the area, but if you see anything suspicious in your area, please report it on 101. You can also report crime online via the Hampshire Constabulary website.

As ever, in the case of an emergency, please dial 999.

Thank you
Romsey Neighbourhood Policing Team
 
Message sent by
Carys Bushnell (Police, PCSO, Test Valley District)

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