FOLLOWING overnight reports of a number of vehicle crimes in the Winyates and Matchborough area, West Mercia Police are advising Redditch residents how to make life even harder for criminals.
As most vehicle crime is opportunistic and happens as a result of a vehicle being left vulnerable or unsecured, officers are urging owners to ensure doors and windows are securely locked and closed.
They also advise against leaving any personal belongings on display, to remove any trace of sat navs and their holders from the vehicle and against parking in poorly lit areas.
Owners should not leave their vehicles with the engines running to defrost windows during cold spells and should take care not to leave keys unattended in the ignition at any time.
Anyone with any information regarding these vehicle crimes or who has seen or heard anyone acting suspicious, should call 101.
Visit https://westmercia.police.uk/article/4877/Vehicle-safety for more information.