Police urge Rugby residents to stay vigilant after spate of car key thefts - The Rugby Observer

Police urge Rugby residents to stay vigilant after spate of car key thefts

Rugby Editorial 19th May, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

POLICE are warning Rugby householders to up their security checks after a spate of car key burglaries in the area over the past two days.

Three cases of car keys being taken from homes in Station Road in Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore, Sigwels Road in Cawston and Braids Close in Rugby have prompted police to warn residents to up their late night security checks.

In each of the three cases, offenders have broken into properties directly targeting car keys.

Temporary Det Sgt Stephen Flavell said: “I am concerned that, with the nicer weather coming, people will forget about locking their doors and windows at night and make life easy for our offenders. It is likely that the thieves are just trying door handles and if they find one open they are in, find the keys and make off with your car.

“There will be increased overnight policing patrols in Rugby, but the more you can do to make life difficult for criminals the better.”

Police are trying to cut the risk of burglary to Rugby properties by urging homeowners to lock up and check all doors last thing at night, close and lock all windows which could accessible to thieves and to not leave anything valuable, such as car keys, in easily accessible places

Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or through their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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