Neighbourhood Watch have recently noticed an increase in opportunist thefts from motor vehicles across Hertfordshire.
Due to the recent hot weather, we would like to remind our members to take extra precaution when leaving their vehicles parked either at home or in a public place.
Members are encouraged to check that unattended vehicles are locked and secure and to make sure that no items are left on display. This extends to the more mundane items such as sun glasses, items of clothing and paperwork.
Vehicle index plates may also be removed from your vehicle, likely to be transferred to another vehicle for unscrupulous behaviour such as to commit crime or avoid congestion charges. Members may wish to consider exploring options to secure their own number plate, such as making a small purchase to secure a ‘number plate security kit’ . Kits are available online or via your local retailers. If required, please contact your local officer for further advice.