South Warwickshire Vehicle Crime Campaign 2018
Using a new series of short videos, Safe In Warwickshire and key strategic partners are warning residents in South Warwickshire of the risk of thefts from vehicles this summer.
A new series of short videos – presented from the point of view of a fictional car thief organisation (Warwickshire Automobile Thieves Society) are being used to warn residents in South Warwickshire of the risk of thefts from vehicles this summer.
The key messages for residents are:
- Always lock and secure your vehicle when it is parked, whether that is on-street, outside your home or in a public car park;
- Never leave any valuables on display in your vehicle when it is parked;
- If at all possible, take all valuable with you when leaving your car. Putting them in your boot does not necessarily make them safe, the thieves will look there too; and
- For anyone with their own tools, never leave these locked in your vehicle overnight, take them indoors at the end of the day.
Video One: Location, Location, Location
Video Two: Opportunity Checks Locks
Lesson Three: Quick Wins
Lesson Four: If All Else Fails…
A website has also been created for the campaign, with more advice about keeping your valuables safe.
The videos will be supported by a poster campaign at car parks in the South of Warwickshire and show exactly what car thieves are looking for and just how easy valuables can fall prey to these criminals when they are left on display.
South Warwickshire has been the chosen areas for this campaign as it has seen the largest increase in theft from vehicles across Warwickshire.
Content courtesy of Warwickshire News.