DRIVERS are being urged to check their cars are locked after a spate of thefts.
In the last month some 30 vehicles in north Leamington have been damaged, had items stolen or been entered by thieves.
Police are reminding residents to check their car is locked and remove any valuables when they leave it unattended.
They also offer the following advice to deter thieves –
Double check your door is locked and windows and sunroof are closed.
Don’t leave anything on display in the vehicle such as sat navs, loose change or bags. Even if there is nothing valuable in the bag, a thief doesn’t know this and by the time they’ve smashed your window to get it its too late.
If you have a garage, use it.
Consider using security lighting.
When parking always choose a well-lit area, preferably with CCTV coverage.
Keep your vehicle ownership documents in your house not the car.
Think about who you leave your keys with. Do you trust them? Valet parkers, car washers and even some garages have been known to make copies.
When at home keep your car keys away from doors and windows and out of sight.
Check that your alarm or immobiliser is enabled when you leave the car.