Car crime in Droitwich sparks warning to drivers - The Droitwich Standard

Car crime in Droitwich sparks warning to drivers

Droitwich Editorial 28th Jun, 2015 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

DROITWICH drivers have been warned to be on their guard after a number of car crimes in the town centre and on the Primsland and Chawson estates.

Reports have been received after vehicle owners have found their cars to have been entered during the night and items to have been taken.

No vehicles have sustained damage and some motorists have held their hands up to leaving their vehicles unlocked, whilst others have said they did secure their cars.

Between 7pm on June 22 and 8am on June 24, a pair of Jaeger sunglasses, a pair of unbranded sunglasses, a coin purse and cash were stolen when a car was broken into on Charles Dickens Close.

Between 11.15am on June 22 and 12.20am on June 23, a fuel cap was forced off and half a tank of diesel was stolen from a car parked in a private car park on Acre Lane, near the town’s railway station.

Another, targeted on Geoffrey Chaucer Walk, at some point from 8pm and midnight on June 24 saw a satnav and aux cable stolen.

A car on Charlotte Bronte Drive was entered between 5.30pm on June 23 and 8am on June 24. On that occasion, a TomTom satnav and Blackberry mobile phone were taken.

Another car on Charles Bronte Drive had a pair of binoculars and an iPhone charger taken – that was between 6pm on June 23 and 8.30am on June 24.

And a black Apple iPod, some iPod earphones and a small black purse with an old fashioned clasp and loose change were stolen during a car break-in on Geoffrey Chaucer Walk.

On June 24, a Berghaus coat, leather gloves, loose change and a pair of sunglasses were stolen from a car in St Josephs Close.

Also on June 24, a vehicle was broken into on The Parklands between midnight and 5am on July 24. During that attack, a Garmin satnav and cables, along with dog blanket were stolen.

Investigating officers want to remind drivers that most car crime is opportunist, commenting that satnavs, other electrical items and cash had been left on display.

Among advice offered is for drivers to ensure doors and windows are locked, to make sure valuables are not left on display, that keys are not left in the ignition and that cars are parked, where possible, on driveways or well-lit areas.

Drivers are also urged to think about property marking or registering valuables on – a free property register.

Anyone with any information on any car crime should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Residents can also visit the crime and safety section of and follow @DroitwichCops on Twitter for local incidents, news and appeals.

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