Beds Police give prevention tips after car break-in in Biggleswade
PUBLISHED: 13:25 09 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:35 09 January 2018
Police are reminding drivers to take crime-prevention measures after a vehicle break-in in Biggleswade on Saturday.
Two men – one described as white and wearing a grey hooded jacket – who were said to be driving a dark coloured Vauxhall, broke into a car in Arnold Rise at around 10.30pm.
The car’s locking mechanism was damaged during the break-in.
North Rural Community Sergeant Ruth Connelly said: “We are dedicated to tackling vehicle crime in the area and treat all reports seriously.
“A PCSO has attended the address, and spoken to the victim and neighbours to try get a better description of the vehicle and people, as well as checking local CCTV cameras.
“We continue to tackle the crime that matters the most to our communities, so on Saturday we held an engagement day in the town and visited a number of locations to meet residents and give out crime prevention advice.”
Anyone with any information about this incident should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference JD/815/2018.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Bedfordshire Police recommends that vehicle owners take some of the following steps to minimise their chances of becoming a victim of crime.
• Never leave tools in your van overnight; it may be worth having a sign in your vehicle that states no tools are left in it overnight.
• Park your vehicle in a well-lit spot that is visible to other members of the public, or covered by CCTV.
• Don’t leave things on show in your car, and don’t leave valuables in the glove-box of your car.
• It’s better to store items in the boot at your point of departure, not the point of arrival – you don’t know who may be watching.
• Property marking cannot prevent your goods from being stolen but it is a very good deterrent as it is difficult to sell on stolen property that has been marked. It also allows the police to return recovered stolen goods to their rightful owner. Mark your property with your house/flat number and postcode.