Vehicle crime on the rise in Hull

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Published: Thursday 2nd April 2015 by The News Editor

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Motorists in Hull are being urged to be extra vigilant when it comes to protecting their vehicles.

Figures released by Humberside Police reveal a recent spike in thefts from motors across the city – 64 reported incidents during the last two weeks in March – as opportunist thieves target valuables left on display.

Police patrols have been stepped up in hotspot areas, such as Anlaby Road and the side streets off it, Sutton Road, Kingswood and West Bransholme, while further crime prevention activity is being rolled out.

The majority of the incidents recorded during the fortnight occurred overnight. Vans were among the vehicles targeted by offenders, who raided them for any tools that had been left inside by their owners.

PC Andy Allen, Crime Reduction Officer at Humberside Police, is urging motorists to make their vehicles unappealing targets for would-be thieves.

He claims the simplest step is ensuring that no valuables are left on display, such as sat navs and other electricals, while removing innocuous items like plastic bags also helps as these can catch the attention of curious criminals.

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Published: Thursday 2nd April 2015 by The News Editor

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