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Warning after thefts from vehicles in central and eastern Peterborough

27 Oct 2021

Vehicle owners are being urged to be alert following an increase in thefts from vehicles in Peterborough.

Since the start of this month (October) there have been 36 crimes raised for thefts or attempted thefts from cars in the PE1 postcode area, including in Eastgate, Eastfield, Millfield and Dogsthorpe.

Some of the vehicles have been broken into with windows being smashed, while others have been entered via unlocked doors.

The majority of vehicles have had items stolen, including wallets, mobile phones, laptops, clothing, handbags and cash.

Detective Inspector Lucy Thomson said: “While we should all be able to leave our possessions in our vehicles safely, sadly there are people who see this as an opportunity to steal such items.

“We are doing what we can to identify those responsible, however I would urge members of the public to double check their vehicles are locked when leaving them unattended and where possible please remove items, particularly those of value such as electronics and money.”

Members of the public are also urged to report any suspicious activity to police, including CCTV footage where possible. This can be done online here.

Advice about how to best protect your vehicles can be found on our website here.

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