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Police warn motorists: Don’t leave items on display

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Motorists in Bridgend are being warned to remove all valuables from their vehicles to prevent them from becoming a victim of car crime.

PSCO Heather Dobbs said: “Unfortunately people are still taking risks when leaving their vehicle unattended. Many vehicles are seen with valuables on display or windows left open. This is an open invitation for thieves”.

“If a thief sees, or even thinks, there is something of value in your car they will try their luck. The best advice is not to leave anything in your car. Leave it at home or take it with you”.

South Wales Police is committed to reducing car crime and as part of that work joined forces with Tesco on Cowbridge Road and pupils from Heronsbridge School in Bridgend to design new posters to increase awareness of car crime.

PSCO Dobbs added: “Tesco is working with us to remind customers not to leave valuables items, or shopping, in cars on view. If you have to leave items in your car then hide them away in the boot out of sight. Windows and doors should always be securely locked when vehicles are left to help keep vehicles safe whilst people are shopping”.

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