Theft of registration plates in Lloyd Drive Whitby

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Lloyd Drive,  Whitby - Theft of registration plates

THIEVES ARE OPERATING IN YOUR AREA
 
A report was received on Sunday 3rd January 2021 of a theft from motor vehicle, occurring some point between New Year and 9.20am on the day reported.

A Jaguar had been parked on the private car park of ‘Rowan House’ Lloyd Drive, Whitby had both its front and rear registration plated taken.  The registration plates displayed BF59 HFG.

Did you see any suspicious activity?
 
If you live in this area and have any CCTV or dash Cam footage, please can you check it for anything of relevance around this time and if so get in touch.

This can be done by calling 101 or via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries
        

Please quote 21000005847 in any response.

Thank you
 
 
Many thefts are committed by opportunists.  By taking simple measures to protect your property you can prevent becoming a victim of crime.
· Anti tamper screws – Fitting these to your registration plates prevents removal.
· Car Alarms – Although they cannot physically prevent the theft of or from your vehicle they are a powerful deterrent.  Some alarms can also come with an alerting system if they are activated.
· Steering locks / gearstick & handbrake locks – Although not impenetrable it increases the time taken to steal a car.  They can also be a visual deterrent so criminals may move on to find an  easier target.
· Secure Parking - If your home has a driveway, or better still a garage, then use it. Cars parked off the road are far less likely to be stolen than those parked on the road.   If not try to park in a well-lit area.
· Hide valuables – DON’T leave items on display. Ensure any items of value are removed from the vehicle or hidden out of site.
· LOCK YOUR CAR – Always check windows / doors / sunroofs are secure before leaving your vehicle, even if you are doing so for a very short while.
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Wendy Dalton (Cheshire Police, Ellesmere Port LPU, Whitby PCSO)

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