Essex Police issue warning after three thefts from motor vehicles in Great Dunmow

PUBLISHED: 14:22 14 December 2009 | UPDATED: 07:28 30 May 2010

MOTORISTS have been advised to follow some simple steps to help keep their vehicles safe after three thefts from motor vehicles in Dunmow. The incidents happened overnight on December 10 and 11. Between 8.15pm on December 10 and 9.45am on December 11, sus

MOTORISTS have been advised to follow some simple steps to help keep their vehicles safe after three thefts from motor vehicles in Dunmow.

The incidents happened overnight on December 10 and 11.

Between 8.15pm on December 10 and 9.45am on December 11, suspects gained entry to an insecure vehicle in Harris Green and stole a rear view mirror with an estimated value of £10.

Between around 11.30pm on December 10 and 9am on December 11, suspects gained entry to an insecure vehicle in Lukins Drive and stole a satellite navigation system and documents with an estimated total value of £550.

Between around midnight and 7.30am on December 11, suspects gained entry to a secure vehicle in Lukins Drive and stole various items with an estimated total value of £550.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "We advise motorists always to keep doors and boot locked, and to close the windows of the vehicle. If you have tools in your vehicle, please try to remove them before leaving your vehicle unattended.

"Leaving property and valuables on display can also provide a temptation to a thief. Any type of property that is on display is vulnerable: satellite navigation systems, laptops, phones, bags, money, CDs and radios.

"If property is visible in an unattended vehicle a thief can quickly break the window and steal it."

Police are appealing for anyone with information about these crimes to contact officers at Dunmow on 0300 3334444, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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