Fenland motorists urged by police not to leave valuables on display in parked cars

MOTORISTS in Fenland are being urged not to leave valuables in their cars after police officers spotted a number of parked vehicles displaying easy pickings for thieves.

As part of the Vehicle Alert Scheme, officers have been noting the registration of vehicles seen to be at risk before contacting the owners to remind them of the dangers of leaving valuables on display.

More than 60 letters were sent out by police in Wisbech during October to people whose cars had been spotted to be insecure or with valuables on show.

Pc Alicia Day, said: “We are seeing lots of vehicles parked in Fenland with their windows open or doors left unlocked.

“Cash, sat navs, mobile phones, handbags and shopping bags are regularly left on display in vehicles, making them a magnet for thieves.

“By sending out these letters we hope to educate drivers to be more aware of how they leave their vehicles.”

After being identified by police the owner of the vehicle is sent a letter informing them they could become a victim of crime before the DVLA sends them a crime prevention pack.

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