Advice for car owners following thefts from parked vehicles in Canterbury

Advice is being issued to car owners in Canterbury following recent reports of items being stolen from vehicles.

Across Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November 2019 Kent Police received seven reports of cars parked across the city being broken into.

Items stolen have included a tablet, a sat nav and quantities of cash.

Officers working in Kent Police’s Canterbury Community Safety Unit are working to establish the full circumstances.

Sergeant Colette Todd, from the CSU, said: ‘Thieves who steal from parked cars are opportunistic in nature and tend to strike when items are left clearly visible.

‘I would therefore encourage car owners to ensure they keep their vehicles locked and secure at all times, and to ensure any valuables are not left on display.

‘As well as locking and alarming vehicles, it is advisable to:

  • ‘Secure items in boots or take them out if the vehicle is left unattended.
  • ‘Park in a secure car park or well-lit location whenever possible;
  • ‘Wipe away satnav suction marks, as sometimes these entice a thief to break in.
  •  ‘Lock and alarm your vehicle;

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PSE 59753 Adam Sackett

Volunteer & Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer

East Kent Police

Police Station, Fort Hill, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HL

Telephone: 07980683802

Email : adam.sackett@kent.pnn.police.uk