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Vehicle crime is on the increase especially thefts from vans.



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The majority of the vans are Ford Transits. Other vehicles targeted have included Citroen Relay and Berlingo, Fiat Ducato, Mercedes Sprinter, Renault Traffic and Vauxhall Combo.
Over half the offences have been entered by unknown means - with the driver being sure that the vehicle had been left secure and no damage has been caused
Other methods of entry have included forced door / lock and smashed window. It is believed that offenders are using an electronic jammer type device to unlock the vehicle
It is possible that offenders may visit the location twice - the first time to unlock the vehicle and check what property there is and then return to collect property
 
Tools are the main type of property targeted - often including large power tools which would require transporting in a vehicle.
 
Other items stolen include Sat Navs, Lap Tops, Stereo and guitars.
 
Please warn your neighbours to be on their guard and security conscious and where possible remove property or garage their vehicle.

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