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Warning after a spate of car-related crimes in Highnam

We’re warning car owners in Highnam to be vigilant after a spate of vehicle crimes were reported to us last week.


One car was broken into on Little Lancarridge between 8pm on 9 November and 6am on 10 November and loose change, a sat nav and a pair of sunglasses were stolen.


We also received several reports of a man trying car doors at properties in West Field, Pincoate and Long Field in the early hours of 10 November. CCTV footage is being analysed to try and identify the suspect.


If you witnessed anyone trying car doors, have had your own vehicle broken into and not yet reported it or have CCTV footage of any suspicious activity, we would like to hear from you.


Information can be provided to police by completing the following online form and quoting incident 444 of 10 November: www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report  


You can also call independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Thieves are often opportunistic, and police are reminding people to lock their vehicles and to have nothing of value or sentimental items left inside or in view.


Your mobile phone, coins for the car park, sunglasses, packs of medication or other items that can earn quick cash are irresistible to the opportunist thief. Wallets, handbags, purses and credit cards should never be left in an unattended vehicle. 


Also having a vehicle's registration and insurance documents could let a thief pretend to be the owner, which means they could sell it on quite easily. So, never leave any documents in the vehicle.


For advice on ways to help keep your vehicle safe please visit: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/


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