05:21PM, Tuesday 22 December 2015
A string of vehicle thefts in Windsor has prompted police to remind motorists to protect their property.
Thames Valley Police said there have been ‘a number of thefts’ from vehicles left unlocked and unattended by drivers in the town.
Nick Mainprice, crime coordinator from Windsor local CID, said: “Items left on display in vehicles are a temptation for thieves.
“Unfortunately we know they don’t think twice about breaking a window or forcing a door to steal items inside.
“Leaving the car doors unlocked offers thieves the perfect opportunity.
“It only needs a moment for a thief to take items left in the car or steal the vehicle.
“The simple message is not to leave a running car unattended for any length of time, whether it’s on your own driveway, when you post a letter or pay for fuel.
“As well as causing a huge amount of stress and upset, this type of theft can also result in your insurance company refusing to settle the claim because the vehicle was left unlocked.
“You could potentially lose thousands of pounds.”
More information is available on the Thames Valley Police website.
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