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Police Warn Against Leaving Valuables in Cars

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8:32am 5th May 2014

Dorset Police are warning motorists to remove all valuables from their cars, to reduce the risk of them being broken into.

The increase in visitors over the summer months also sees a rise in the number of vehicle thefts in the region. Officers are encouraging members of the public to ensure they do not fall victim to these crimes.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Powley said: "Many vehicles are seen with valuables on display or windows left open. This is an open invitation for thieves. If a thief sees, or even thinks there is something of value in your car, they will try their luck.

"The best advice is not to leave anything in your car. Leave it at home, or take it with you.

"Dorset Police remains committed to reducing these crimes, detecting offenders and bringing them to justice and we are asking members of the public to help us."

Motorists are being reminded to close all windows, lock all doors and use any alarms, even if they're only leaving the vehicle for a short time.

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