David Griffith, LandyWatch Facebook.
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From: West Mercia Police
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:28 AM
Subject: NW Message
Neighbourhood Watch Update
from West Mercia Police
Please note the following message from our colleagues in Warwickshire. I am circulating this to Neighbourhood Watch and Rural Watch with a view to making Land Rover owners aware, in case this crime moves into the West Mercia area.
Please do not report information re this, or other incidents, by replying to this email. Please instead dial the non emergency police telephone number "101" and relay any information to the West Mercia Force Control Room.
Community Volunteers Co-ordinator
South Worcestershire and Herefordshire
West Mercia Police
Please be aware that we have identified a trend of Landrover Defenders being stolen, so far mainly in the south of the county.
Since 1st October 2013, 5 vehicles have been stolen, without keys, from outside homes in Studley, Lapworth, Wellesbourne and Stratford with mainly older models being targeted.
Thieves appear to be able to bypass the security and ignition systems to enter and drive away the vehicles and, we are asking owners to take simple additional precautions to protect their property.
If you have a garage, please store your vehicle in it whenever possible. Use a steering lock overnight or when leaving the vehicle unattended. Consider fitting a Tracker system
Please spread this message to friends and relatives who own Landrover vehicles. Finally, please be actively on the lookout for suspicious persons or activity around Landrover Defender vehicles and report anything that you consider to be of concern to the SNT or ring 101.
PCSO 6234 Hayley Ditchburn BA (Hons)
Shipston Safer Neighbourhood Team
Shipston Police Station
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Message sent by: Adrian Symonds, Community Volunteers Co-ordinator, Worcestershire and Herefordshire
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