Over the last 24 hours we have received reports of vehicles being broken into and valuables stolen. The vehicles were parked in beauty spot car parks at the time of the break ins.
Please can you insure that if you are parking your vehicle away from your home in an unattended car park that you secure or remove all valuables from your vehicle and lock the vehicle. Below are some more pointers for securing your vehicle while parked in public car parks:
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. (updated advice)
Park your car in an attended car park.
Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme.
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.
Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website.
Do not store your car’s documents in the car.
More information about alarms can be found on the Thatcham and Sold Secure websites.