Police warning after spate of thefts from cars in Royston

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:00 14 December 2015


A number of cars have been broken into in Royston, prompting police to warn others to secure their vehicles this Christmas.

Hertfordshire Constabulary offers the following advice:

· It might sound obvious, but make sure you lock the doors and shut the windows and sunroof whenever you leave your vehicle unattended.

· Remove your Sat Nav and its holder, and wipe away any suction marks as these could suggest to a potential thief that a Sat Nav is stored in your vehicle.

· Never leave any valuables in your vehicle - not even in the glove box or boot - and keep ALL other possessions out of sight.

· Use an approved steering lock or gear clamp, and remember to set your immobiliser and alarm if you have them.

· Register your stereo, laptop, Sat Nav and any other property on the free online property database www.immobilise.com. It only takes a few minutes and could help police trace your property if it’s lost or stolen.

An iPod was stolen from the glove box of a Ford Focus which was parked and secured on a driveway in The Close overnight between 9.15pm Wednesday and 8.10am on Thursday of last week.

In the same evening, thieves broke into a grey Mazda parked in Kingsway and took a Sat Nav and some coins.

A Sat Nav and loose change was also stolen from a Vauxhall Astra in the same street between 7.30pm on Wednesday and 3.15pm on Thursday.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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