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Police remind residents to take valuables out of vehicles following reports of thefts

Written by on 5 November 2016

Police remind residents to take valuables out of vehicles following reports of thefts in Faversham


Kent Police is reminding motorists to lock their vehicles and to take valuables out of their cars following a spate of theft in Faversham in the last two weeks.


One theft was reported to have occurred between 3pm and 3.05pm on Monday 31 October in The Knole, Faversham, where workman’s tools were reported stolen from a van.


Another tool theft was also reported to have happened later that evening between 9.30pm and 9.45pm in Broomfield Road, Faversham, where two drills and electric cable were reported stolen.


Officers also received a report of theft from a vehicle in Lower Road, Faversham, between 3pm on Saturday 29 October and 8am on Sunday 30 October, where a camera and cash were reported stolen.


A report was also made of theft between 11.30pm on Friday 28 October and 8.30pm on Saturday 29 October in Arthur Salmon Close, Faversham, where alcohol, fireworks and tobacco were stolen from a vehicle.


Between 2.30pm and 3pm on Wednesday 26 October a report was also made of a satellite navigation system, a wallet and bank cards being stolen from a car in East Street, Faversham.


Perfume, cash and bank cards were also reported stolen from a car in Ethelbert Road, Faversham, between Midnight and 5am on Tuesday 25 October.


In all of the incidents the vehicles were believed to have been left insecure.


There are a number of steps which can be taken to help prevent items being stolen from motor vehicles.


  • Ensure vehicles are locked securely.
  • Remove all valuables from vehicles, including tools, sat navs, mobile phones and any other items which may be attractive to thieves.
  • If items have to be left in the vehicle ensure they are out of sight.
  • Have valuables `security marked¿ so it makes them harder to sell on if they are stolen.


Anyone with information about thefts in Faversham can report them by calling Kent Police on 01795 419119.


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