Warning after increase in key and high-value car burglaries at Birchwood

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POLICE are warning of an increase in key and car burglaries in the Birchwood area with offenders appearing to be targeting high-value vehicles.

Local PCSO Stefan Titans is urging anyone who owns a high-value car to follow the below crime prevention advice, if you aren’t already:
1) Ensure any CCTV is in working order
2) Store your car keys in a secure location, away from front doors/windows and out of sight.
3) If your car has keyless entry, consider investing in a Faraday box/bag. This prevents the signal from the key fob being cloned.
4) Ensure your property is secure, ensure windows that could be used for access are locked overnight or when the house is empty.
5) Consider fitting a tracker to your vehicle
6) Consider investing in a lock for your car’s OBD port

If you know someone who owns a high-value car, please share this advice with them.
Report any suspicious activity to us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

Meanwhile, at Bewsey and Whitecross police have reported an increase in reports of breaking into cars and theft of motorbikes. Residents are being warned to ensure vehicles are locked and any valuables are taken out and not visible.

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