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Warning over 4X4 thefts


LAND Rover owners in Warrington and across Cheshire have been warned to be vigilant following a spate of thefts across the county.
A total of 10 have been stolen since beginning of December – including two from the Warrington area.
Officers are making stop checks on Land Rovers to ensure they belong to the driver and the thefts are being investigated. But police are also urging people to take basic crime prevention steps.
PC Mike Dawber who specialises in rural crime said: “We would urge those with Land Rovers to keep their vehicles behind locked gates at night. Security lights and CCTV is also advisable to provide a deterrent to would-be thieves.
“Most of the old style vehicles have been stolen without keys, so as a precaution it is worth investing in the old style ‘crook lock’ or steering wheel anti-theft bar to improve vehicle security.”
PC Dawber added: “Those tempted to buy nearly new Land Rover parts at knock down prices should be wary, especially if its on a ‘no questions asked’ basis. Simply refusing to buy the parts will help to reduce demand, and in turn, thefts.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Mike Dawber on 101.
Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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