More crimes have taken place across Kenilworth over the past 10 days or so and it’s clear that two issues arise from them. Vans/commercial vehicles are being targeted whilst car owners are continuing to ignore repeated messages about not locking and securing their vehicles. Vans have been broken into with the intention to steal any tools or valuables items found inside.
Van/Commercial vehicle owners are advised to take sensible measures, wherever possible, to protect their vehicle:
- Park the rear of vehicle up close to something if possible that makes even forced entry into the rear of the vehicle impossible
- Make sure the vehicle is alarmed
- Fit additional locking to a vehicle where appropriate
- If you can’t so any of these things then if practical remove valuable tools and items from the vehicle overnight.
For car owners its a simpler message:
- Simply lock your vehicle and check it’s locked
- Make sure you don’t leave valuable items or accessories to valuable items (like sat nav holders/chargers or mobile phone chargers/leads) on show.
- Park your vehicle a close to your home as possible and if practical fit security lights to your home to illuminate anyone as they approach your vehicle
- Heed the advice from police and neighbourhood watch
Once again Crown Watch appeal to residents across Kenilworth to take notice of these crimes and the advice to prevent them. If these notifications are ignored then criminals will continue to visit our town certain in the knowledge that some car owners don’t bother to secure their vehicles so its fair game to take anything left inside. Thieves are usually opportunists, don’t give them the opportunity to leave you feeling gutted!
Details of the crimes committed are as follows:
Windy Arbour Overnight on the 16th/17th November a Tax disc stolen from insecure vehicle parked on a driveway.
This report refers to Incident number 141 of 17 November 2014.
Guy Road Overnight on the 19th/20th November a van has been entered by forcing rear door and several power tools have been stolen.
This report refers to Incident number 63 of 20 November 2014.
Roseland Road Overnight on the 19th/20th November the rear doors of a van have been forced and entry gained. Nil stolen
This report refers to Incident number 36 of 20 November 2014.
Overnight on the 24th/25th November a sat nav was stolen from a insecure vehicle parked on a Driveway.
This report refers to Incident number 161 of 25 November 2014.
Overnight on the 24th/25th November electrical equipment stolen from a glove box in a insecure vehicle.
This report refers to Incident number 74 of 25 November 2014.
Malthouse Lane Sometime during November a Spare wheel stolen from from Landrover discovery.
This report refers to Incident number 67 of 25 November 2014.
If you have any information about any of these crimes or have seen anything suspicious then please contact Warwickshire Police on 101 or if you wish to give details anonymously then you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 11 555