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Hampshire Police Alerts - arrests after theft from vehicle

  • Author: Hampshire Police
  • Published: 29th July 2016
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Darryl Hook (Police, PCSO, East Hampshire District)

Between dates/times 27/07/2016 00:01 - 28/07/2016 12:00 there was a report of a theft from vehicle in North Road, Horndean. On this occasion a number of items were stolen including mobile phone and sat-nav. The owner of the vehicle used a find my phone app to locate the device and alerted the police of its whereabouts, subsequently 2 males were arrested and items have been returned back to the owner.

Crime Prevention Advice:

•When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car.
•Upon locking your vehicle try your car door to ensure it is actually locked.
•Park your car in an attended car park.
•Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
•When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area.
•Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle.
•Take all your personal possessions with you.
•Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens.
•Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside.
•Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car.
•Do not store your car's documents in the car.

Please check your belongings to see if you can identify any unique etched code if so please sign up to immobilise at a national property register, this is free to sign up.

Please ensure you are vigilant at all times, calling police to report any suspicious activity, not just around your own property but anything suspicious in your residential area and community. In an emergency use 999 or 101 for non-emergency. It is not too late to report any suspicious activity to police.


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