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21st Sep, 2021

Spate of car crime in Droitwich as windscreens are smashed and vehicles entered

POLICE are investigating a spate of car crimes in Droitwich over the past few days.

Between 11.30pm last Friday and 8.10am last Saturday, July 16 and 17, vandals smashed the back window of a car while it was parked on the driveway of a property in Tagwell Road.

The perpetrators did not gain access to the vehicle on that occasion.

During the day on Monday – between 9.20am and 3.05pm, the front windscreen of a car was smashed as it was parked in Lyttleton Road.

Two vehicles parked on a driveway in Grovesnor Way, Droitwich, were entered between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The owner had both sets of keys but found both vehicles open.

The glove boxes had been ransacked but nothing appears to have been stolen.

Also between Tuesday and Wednesday, raiders opened the passenger door of a vehicle parked in Showell Grove.

Again the owner still had the keys. The thieves rummaged through the vehicle and stole a pair of glasses.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Earlier this year, police issued advice to people with ‘keyless cars’ after a number of thefts of the vehicles.

Officers said people should ensure their cars were properly locked and fobs were kept away from doors and windows so the signal is no longer in range.

Fobs should be kept in a metal – or foil lined box – which can also stop the signal from being captured or drivers can turn off the signal until they need to use the cars.

The owner’s manual should detail whether that feature is available.

Regular checks should be made for software updates for the car.

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