Frosty mornings – vehicle crime advice

Birmingham South Police: Frosty mornings – vehicle crime adviceDuring cold spells, some motorists may be tempted to leave their car engines running to heat up and de-ice while they wait inside the house in the warmth, leaving their vehicles and valuables vulnerable to theft.

The simple message from the police is do not leave a car unlocked, running and unattended for any length of time whether it is left on your own driveway to de-frost or at any other time.

Police also advise motorists to install a tracking device into their vehicles as this can assist in a speedy recovery of returning stolen vehicles to their owners.

Drivers can also get vehicle crime prevention advice by visiting the Safer Motors website at
www.west-midlands.police.uk/safermotors.

Anyone who witnesses any suspicious activity is asked to report it immediately to their local police station on 101.

Please take a look at the attached poster and feel free to forward it to your contacts to help us to prevent vehicle crime.