break-ins warning issued to Burnham-On-Sea motorists
have this week issued a warning to motorists in the Burnham-On-Sea
area to ensure valuables are kept out of sight in parked vehicles
to avoid encouraging opportunistic thieves.
advice comes as police brace themselves for a seasonal upsurge
in thefts from vehicles over the Easter holiday period.
are reminding the public to keep a 'clean car' and not leave any
items on display to tempt would-be thieves," a police spokesman
isn't just sat navs, phones or other electronic items that need
to be out of sight that muddy old coat or rucksack on the
back seat may be worthless, but a thief won't know if you've left
money or cards in the pocket or not."
a good idea not to leave i-pod or 'sat nav' leads on display either
as thieves may be tempted to check under the seats or in glove
boxes to find the gadget. Don't create temptation."
your car broken in to is not just an inconvenience, once you have
gone through the disruption of having your car repaired and the
insurance process, most of the time it leaves you out of pocket
as the excess is normally more than the value of the goods stolen."
items out of sight in the boot is preferable to leaving them on
display in the car. However, it isn't guaranteed to keep them