Vehicle damage in Topsham

A NUMBER of vehicles left parked in Topsham s Newcourt Road have been damaged and belongings stolen from them. Percy Giles, police community support officer for the town, said it was mindless vandalism and theft. Windows were smashed and items taken from

A NUMBER of vehicles left parked in Topsham's Newcourt Road have been damaged and belongings stolen from them.

Percy Giles, police community support officer for the town, said it was mindless vandalism and theft.

Windows were smashed and items taken from two cars parked in the area between Friday, July 17, and Sunday, July 19.

PCSO Giles, who has distributed leaflets around the area to warn of such incidents, urged people to make sure valuables were not left in cars.


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He added: "By leaving belongings in your car you are making yourself a target. People must remove things like sat navs and take anything out of value.

"I would ask people to be vigilant during evenings and on weekends."

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Figures revealed earlier this month showed vehicle crime for the months of March, April and May were judged to be 'average' in comparison to other neighbourhood policing wards.

There were a total of 11 vehicle-related incidents reported to police in the three month period.

Following the spate of incidents this month, PCSO Giles said overall figures had surpassed the total number for March, April and May.

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