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Police issue warning after receiving 13 reports of thefts from cars in a week

PUBLISHED: 14:54 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 13 June 2017

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Reports have come from Gravesend, Northfleet, Meopham and Vigo

Following 13 reported thefts from vehicles in Gravesend, police are warning drivers not to leave valuables out in the open.

The received reports have been coming in since June 5 from areas including Leigh Road, Cirrus Crescent, Royal Pier Road, Nursery Grove, Salisbury Road, Ridgeway Avenue, and Campbell Road, as well as in Northfleet, Meopham and Vigo.

Inspector Allen Searle of Gravesham Community Safety Unit, said: “Cash or satellite navigation devices are the items stolen from cars.

“The amount of cash doesn’t have to be large to be enticing to thieves.

“We ask that people don’t leave items on display in their vehicles. Don’t give them the chance to window-shop your car.

“If possible, try to park your vehicle in a secure car park or garage, or in a well-lit location, and make sure your vehicle is locked before leaving it unattended.”

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity around vehicles or has any information about thefts in the area, contact police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

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