WISBECH: Sergeant calls for items to be removed from cars after more thefts over weekend.

A SENIOR Wisbech police officer has asked drivers to remove all valuable items from their vehicles again, after another spate of thefts. Sgt Dave Bax s words come after a number of thefts overnight Saturday in Wisbech and the surrounding areas. He said:

A SENIOR Wisbech police officer has asked drivers to remove all valuable items from their vehicles again, after another spate of thefts.

Sgt Dave Bax's words come after a number of thefts overnight Saturday in Wisbech and the surrounding areas.

He said: "In some cases drivers left their sat navs and other valuable items on display, which is like advertising them to an opportunist thief.

"If motorists leave items fully on display, it may be that insurance companies will refuse any claim as the policyholder could have done more to safeguard their valuables.


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"I would ask drivers to remove tall items from their vehicles overnight. Some people think that, if they hide items under seats, they can't be seen but thieves often search the car if they feel there is something to be gained."

Sgt Bax's last warning was only issued six weeks ago, when police across the town carried out a number of spot checks in Wisbech's car parks. Then, they found items ranging from clothes and mobile phones, to a flat-screen television.

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The latest incidents are:

• In Council Road, Wisbech, a Volkswagen Passat was broken into with cigarettes, coins and prescription drugs being stolen.

• Coins were stolen in Elm Low Road, Elm, from a Volvo V70.

• In Sefton Avenue, Wisbech, a sat nav, cordless drill and wrist watch were stolen from a Leyland LDV.

• In Wedgewood Drive, Wisbech, a cheque book, bank cards, sat nav, radio cassette player, CDs and trousers were stolen from a Mercedes Sprinter.

Patrols have again been stepped up after the latest thefts.

CONTACT: Wisbech Police Station on 0845 456 4564 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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