Police warn Kidderminster motorists about unlocked vehicles

Police warn Kidderminster motorists about unlocked vehicles

Police warn Kidderminster motorists about unlocked vehicles

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VEHICLE owners are being reminded about security after police found more than 20 unlocked in Kidderminster.

Eight police officers and police community support officers carried out a vulnerable vehicle check on Wednesday, February 19.

About 200 vehicles were checked, 22 of which were found to be unlocked, and some of them had items such as sat navs, MP3 players, power tools and handbags left on display.

Vehicle owners were spoken to and came out to secure their vehicles.

PC Phil Green of the Kidderminster East Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Many of the previously reported thefts from motor vehicles have been due to insecure vehicles and we believe offenders are simply trying car doors.

“Following the rules of removing items of value and locking car doors, even when only leaving the vehicle unattended for a few moments, will reduce chances of falling prey to this type of crime.

“We are also urging members of the public to be vigilant and if they see anyone going from drive to drive and trying cars doors then to call the police immediately on 999 as reporting it as it happens gives us the best chance of arresting the offenders.”

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2:35am Sat 22 Feb 14

the batshake says...

So are we to assume that police officers go around trying the doors on parked cars?
So are we to assume that police officers go around trying the doors on parked cars? the batshake
  • Score: -13

7:12am Sat 22 Feb 14

luke210389 says...

so its ok for police to walk around trying to open car doors then and not get labelled as thieves?
so its ok for police to walk around trying to open car doors then and not get labelled as thieves? luke210389
  • Score: -21

11:02pm Sat 22 Feb 14

tazzzz says...

Maybe if the police actually showed more of a presence on the street there would be less of this sort of crime anyway
Maybe if the police actually showed more of a presence on the street there would be less of this sort of crime anyway tazzzz
  • Score: -14

11:48pm Sat 22 Feb 14

the batshake says...

I can only assume that all the thumbs down come from people who are happy to have their civil liberties trampled on.
I can only assume that all the thumbs down come from people who are happy to have their civil liberties trampled on. the batshake
  • Score: -14

11:54am Tue 25 Feb 14

Bcfc1186 says...

These comments are hilarious!

In what world does checking a vehicle is correctly secured, and if not, alerting the owner to the fact so that they can secure their vehicle considered theft?
These comments are hilarious! In what world does checking a vehicle is correctly secured, and if not, alerting the owner to the fact so that they can secure their vehicle considered theft? Bcfc1186
  • Score: 17

2:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gypsyman1 says...

the batshake wrote:
I can only assume that all the thumbs down come from people who are happy to have their civil liberties trampled on.
well i gave u a fumbs up as u are right
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: I can only assume that all the thumbs down come from people who are happy to have their civil liberties trampled on.[/p][/quote]well i gave u a fumbs up as u are right gypsyman1
  • Score: -10

8:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

the batshake says...

gypsyman1 wrote:
the batshake wrote:
I can only assume that all the thumbs down come from people who are happy to have their civil liberties trampled on.
well i gave u a fumbs up as u are right
Thank you. I thought I was alone in thinking that opening the door on someones property without a warrant and inspecting the insides was wrong.
[quote][p][bold]gypsyman1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: I can only assume that all the thumbs down come from people who are happy to have their civil liberties trampled on.[/p][/quote]well i gave u a fumbs up as u are right[/p][/quote]Thank you. I thought I was alone in thinking that opening the door on someones property without a warrant and inspecting the insides was wrong. the batshake
  • Score: -10

8:58am Wed 26 Feb 14

Bcfc1186 says...

Nowhere does it say they opened a door or inspected any property though, does it?
Nowhere does it say they opened a door or inspected any property though, does it? Bcfc1186
  • Score: 8

10:49am Wed 26 Feb 14

the batshake says...

Bcfc1186 wrote:
Nowhere does it say they opened a door or inspected any property though, does it?
How else do you find out if a door is unlocked?
[quote][p][bold]Bcfc1186[/bold] wrote: Nowhere does it say they opened a door or inspected any property though, does it?[/p][/quote]How else do you find out if a door is unlocked? the batshake
  • Score: 1

8:03pm Wed 26 Feb 14

pil says...

I think some have missed the point and don't understand civil liberty.
It appears that the Police have been pro-active in going out to prevent theft from motor vehicles. They may have looked into vehicles to see if items of value had been left on display and also checking to ensure cars had been locked. The owners of vehicles that had been advised regarding their cars being left insecure and having items of value left in them probably would have been thankful that the Police had done this. Better than some toe rag getting there first and stealing items from the cars. Remember if you value it look after it and don't make life easy for the dishonest few. Well done to the local Police.
I think some have missed the point and don't understand civil liberty. It appears that the Police have been pro-active in going out to prevent theft from motor vehicles. They may have looked into vehicles to see if items of value had been left on display and also checking to ensure cars had been locked. The owners of vehicles that had been advised regarding their cars being left insecure and having items of value left in them probably would have been thankful that the Police had done this. Better than some toe rag getting there first and stealing items from the cars. Remember if you value it look after it and don't make life easy for the dishonest few. Well done to the local Police. pil
  • Score: 19

12:46pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Shibdrift says...

I'm with 'pil'.
What these other muppets are rabbiting on about just amazes me!? I can only assume they are happy to let all and sundry steal their possessions!

The lights are on, but no one is at home.
I'm with 'pil'. What these other muppets are rabbiting on about just amazes me!? I can only assume they are happy to let all and sundry steal their possessions! The lights are on, but no one is at home. Shibdrift
  • Score: 14

2:48pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Bcfc1186 says...

the batshake wrote:
Bcfc1186 wrote: Nowhere does it say they opened a door or inspected any property though, does it?
How else do you find out if a door is unlocked?
On a lot of vehicles, you can use your eyes, believe it or not.
[quote][p][bold]the batshake[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bcfc1186[/bold] wrote: Nowhere does it say they opened a door or inspected any property though, does it?[/p][/quote]How else do you find out if a door is unlocked?[/p][/quote]On a lot of vehicles, you can use your eyes, believe it or not. Bcfc1186
  • Score: 5

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