Police have offered advice to members of the public after seeing an increase in car break-ins around Lynn.
A post on Lynn Police’s social media accounts said items had been removed from inside cars following break-ins.
The force offered the following advice to prevent this from happening:
- Do not leave anything on display in your car, thieves can sometimes mistake them for valuables and the damage they can do to the car to get in can be costly
- Take all your belongings with you when you leave the car. If you cannot, lock them in the boot out of sight
- CD players and stereos – remove them if you can, get them security marked and keep a note of serial numbers
- Sat navs – remove the unit and holder from the windscreen, wipe the residue circle from the screen (this could indicate to a thief you have hidden the unit in the car)
- Keep your keys safe
- Fit security devices – electronic immobiliser, mechanical immobiliser, locking wheel nuts, vehicle alarm
- Etching – have your vehicle’s registration number etched onto all glass surfaces on the vehicle
- Security marking – consider marking all valuables, especially those that you frequently take in your car. Mark them with your postcode or other unique identification
- Doors and windows – lock all doors; close all windows and the sunroof every time you leave your car, even if it is just for a few minutes
- Parking – use your garage and always lock it as well as your car
- When you park your car away from home, avoid unattended places