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Spate of thefts from vehicles in Tamworth

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STAFFORDSHIRE police are warning motorists to be on their guard following a recent spate of thefts from vehicles in the Tamworth area.

Between 6 November and 11 November there were 11 reported incidents where vehicles were broken into at various locations. In many cases the vehicles had been left unlocked.

Items stolen include cash, tools, a laptop computer, an iPad, iPod and a pair of binoculars. In two cases, number plates were also stolen.

Chief Inspector Ashley Farrington said: “A number of these incidents were opportunist thefts. I can’t stress enough the importance of making sure your vehicle is locked and the alarm is activated when it is left unattended, even if just for a short time. Also, never leave valuables in your vehicle.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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