We have recently seen an increase in thefts of built-in satellite navigation systems from Audi cars in Nottingham.
Please ensure that you take the correct steps to ensure that you are not a victim of this particular crime.
Always lock your vehicle, and don’t forget the boot and windows.
When you’re out and about, always try and park in a secure attended car park, or use one that’s been awarded the Park Mark® status by the British Car Park Association. Find out more at www.saferparking.com.
When parking at home, use your garage if you have one and lock garden gates. If you park on the street, try to leave your car in a well-lit area or near a CCTV camera.
Fit an immobiliser or an alarm, and use a steering lock to deter criminals. Get more information about these devices by calling the Vehicle Security National Helpline on 0870 5502006 or the Sold Secure Helpline on 01327 264687.
Keep serial numbers for electrical items such as CD changers or sat navs, and mark them with your vehicle registration number. This will help the police return items to you if they’re stolen and later recovered.
If you become aware of any suspicious activity please contact the Police.
If you have cause to believe that a crime is in progress or may just have been committed please use 999. If it is a non emergency please call 101.
PCSO Nicola Bates