Police warn Budleigh Salterton drivers of thieves

PUBLISHED: 12:51 22 October 2009 | UPDATED: 12:08 10 June 2010

BUDLEIGH Salterton police are warning drivers against car crime by offering advice to help beat thieves.

BUDLEIGH Salterton police are warning drivers against car crime by offering advice to help beat thieves.

The police advice comes after a Peugeot 207 parked near the bridge along South Farm Road this week had its rear wind screen smashed and property taken.

To crackdown on car crime officers are advising drivers:

* Lock the doors and close the windows when you leave the car - for any length of time.

* Don't leave anything on display - even a jacket can seem like an appealing target for a thief.

* Remove the stereo if you can. Also tuck in wing mirrors and put the aerial down to discourage vandals

* Never store your car's documents in the car.

* Keep your keys in a safe place, even in your house, so that someone breaking in cannot steal your car too.

The police are appealing for anyone with information about the crime, which took place on Sunday October 18, to get in touch on 08452 777444, quoting log 532 18/10/09.

For more information visit: www.secureyourmotor.gov.uk


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