Car thefts in Stakeford

03 Feb 2015 11:24 AM

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Police are urging motorists in Stakeford to lock their cars and remove all valuables after a spate of thefts.

In the last two weeks there has been 14 thefts from cars in the Stakeford area.

The majority of these crimes happened to unlocked cars and the thieves stole items including sat navs, sunglasses, and loose change.

Enquiries are ongoing into the thefts and officers are advising motorists to help deter thieves by taking a few simple steps.

- Ensure your car is locked whenever you leave it, especially overnight.
- Remove all valuables, take them inside overnight when you can and never leave them out on display.
- Be vigilant, report anyone hanging around parked cars acting suspiciously to police straight away.

To report suspicious behaviour, or pass on information about the recent thefts, contact police on 101 ext 69191.

The advice comes as part of Operation Soundwave, a Northumbria Police campaign aimed at tackling opportunist thieves across the force and promoting crime prevention advice.

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