Police Urge Caution In Leaving Valuables in Parked Cars Following Trassey Road Theft

Police in Newcastle are appealing for information following the theft of a number of items from a car parked in the Trassey Road car park on 7 July.

dn_screenAt approximately 2.15pm, police received a report that the window of the vehicle had been broken and a number of items were removed from the vehicle. Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area and who noticed any suspicious activity to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.

They are also reminding members of the public to ensure their vehicles are locked and valuable items are removed.

Leaving valuables, such as your handbag, wallet, CD player, laptop or phone on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves. If they see something valuable on view, they will simply break the window to get it.

Taking just a few moments can significantly improve your chances of not becoming a victim of this type of crime. Improved car security features such as alarms, immobilisers and tracking devices can also help protect your vehicle and your valuables.

As it only takes a matter of seconds to break into a car, we would also urge the public to promptly report all suspicious activity they notice near vehicles, or car alarms that have been activated, as this will help to deter and help us to detect those involved in this type of crime.