PCSO Heidi Andrew, from the team, said: “The number of insecure cars was low compared to the amount we checked, but there were still a dozen potential victims of crime. Thieves are opportunists and if they come across an insecure car, they won’t hesitate to look inside and take whatever valuables they can find. Making sure there are no valuables on show and locking your car when you leave it are two quick and easy ways to deter a thief and prevent you from becoming a victim.”
Officers from the team will be holding a security marking event at the recycling point at West Park Leisure Centre, in Long Eaton, from 1pm to 4pm on November 7th.
They will be there to mark people’s valuables, whether they are tools, electrical items, bicycles or watches. There will also be crime prevention items available, such as car alarms and stickers. It comes after a rise in the number of thefts from vehicles in the area over the last few weeks.