Hull: Thefts from unattended vehicles

The John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank
31st October 2018
ASDA Foundation
2nd November 2018

Hull: Thefts from unattended vehicles

Message from Humberside Police:

We want to send a reminder to motorists to keep their valuables safe and out of sight when leaving their cars parked. 

Across the whole of the city, 98 thefts from unattended motor vehicles were reported in the first three weeks of October.

The biggest concentration of these types of crimes were in the streets around Great Thornton Street (21), and Stroud Crescent East and West between Holwell Road and Bude Road in Bransholme (18). 

The main way that criminals are doing this is by smashing a window then stealing items left on display – mainly sat navs, handbags, bank cards and cash. 

Detective Inspector Rich Osgerby said: “Our advice is to make sure that anything of value is not on show when you leave your car unattended.

“Take expensive possessions with you, hide them under a seat, or lock them in the boot. 

“Now the nights are getting darker park your vehicle in well-lit and well populated areas and, where possible, where there are CCTV cameras.

“Don’t tempt opportunist thieves. They won’t think twice about damaging your car and getting away with your belongings.”