Police reveal targeted cars hadn’t been locked

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Police are urging drivers in Leighton to ensure they leave their vehicles locked after a spate of thefts from cars.

On Wednesday night at least six vehicles were entered and goods taken in the Taylors Ride, Hillside Road, Plantation Road and Heath Road. Five of the vehicles had been left unlocked.

On Thursday morning officers were out and about giving prevention advice to residents to ensure that their vehicles are locked and all valuables are removed.

Sgt Andy Rivers said: “Even if they park their vehicle on a driveway or outside their home, drivers should always ensure their vehicles are locked and any valuables either removed or placed in the boot out of sight.

“If they have an alarm or immobiliser they should ensure these are switched on too.

“If your vehicle has been entered because you forgot to lock it, or if has been broken into, please contact the police so we can be aware of the scale of the problem. There may also be some evidence we can gather to help catch the perpetrator.”

Anyone with information relating to thefts from vehicles in Leighton Buzzard call 101, in confidence, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.