Car owners urged to keep vehicles secure after spate of thefts

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Car owners in Dundee are being urged to be vigilant after a series of recent thefts from vehicles across the city.

Cars were targeted overnight between Tuesday October 31 and Wednesday November 1 in Brewery Lane, Miln Street, West Henderson’s Wynd and near Dudhope Park.

Personal items, such as wallets, were stolen.

Police Scotland say it is essential that car owners take the time and effort to protect against crime, such as removing all valuables from the car when it is parked. Drivers should also make sure their car is left locked and secure.

They also say that having a vehicle parked outside a home or in a driveway is not a deterrent to an opportunistic thief if they see valuables inside.

Sat navs should not be left within vehicles, either on their mounting, in the glove compartment, or in the footwell of the vehicle.

They should be taken out of the car and, if they are fitted to the windscreen with sucker attachments, police advise wiping the sucker marks from the window.

Anyone with any information about the car thefts is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting CR/285285/17, CR/28556/17, CR/28560/17, CR/28566/17 or speak to any police officer.

Alternatively information can be passed anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.