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North Wales Police issues advice after spate of thefts from cars

MOTORISTS are being urged to be on their guard after a spate of thefts from vehicles in Flint, Holywell and Deeside.

Police are appealing to drivers to make sure they don’t leave valuables on display.

North Flintshire Inspector Jeff Moses told the Chronicle recent incidents have involved car boots being broken into, unlocked cars being entered and damage being caused to steal navigation equipment left on display.

He said: “People need to follow some basic security tips and either remove valuables or hide them away.

“Car owners need to ensure they lock their cars and don’t leave items on display which may tempt a passer by.”

North Wales Police has issued the following advice:

Always remove portable sat-navs, including any support cradles and suction pads that are fitted to the windscreen. If you can’t take it with you lock it safely in your boot.ŠAlways remove the suction ring left on the windscreen using a nylon cloth.

When you leave your car, close all windows and ensure your car has been locked.

Never leave credit cards or cheque books in the glove compartment and don’t leave the vehicle documents in the car.

Mark items such as CD players and sat-nav systems with your postcode or vehicle registration using a special security marker.

Anyone with information about thefts from vehicles can call the police on 101.