Take care and don’t be a car crime victim

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MOTORISTS are being warned not to leave valuables in their cars following a spate of thefts from vehicles in Tring.

The most recent of the crimes have taken place in the area’s beauty spots as criminals have been preying on people who leave their vehicles to go on walks.

The thefts have been carried out at all times of the day and only three of the 12 that took place between July 1 and August 15 have happened during the night.

Tring Safer Neighbourhoods Team has issued a set of reminders telling people to make sure they set immobilisers and alarms and lock their car doors and shut sun roofs and windows.

The team has advised people to wipe away suction marks left when the sat nav is removed so as not to indicate a system could be in the car.

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Lorraine Batson from the Tring Safer Neighbourhoods Team said: “Car crime is not a victimless type of crime. It is an inconvenience because of items that have been taken and also your insurance premium will increase.

“With some simple steps people can prevent themselves from becoming victims of crime.”

To find out how to be safe from car crime people can see a video full of tips on the Herts Police You Tube channel.