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Rural police recover stolen Land Rover

Wednesday 6th December 2017

OFFICERS from Kent Police’s Rural Task Force seized a stolen Land Rover during a burglary in Staplehurst.

Officers were called to a burglary in progress in Five Oak Lane on Tuesday December 5, and while at the scene, their enquiries led to the seizure of a Land Rover outside the property.

It was believed to have been used by the suspects and checks confirmed that the vehicle had previously been stolen from an address in Horsmonden.

With another stolen Land Rover also being discovered in Swanley on the same night, the Rural Task Force have now recovered three Land Rovers in the past two weeks.

They have therefore issued advice to help motorists prevent themselves being a victim of these sorts of crimes:

  • Lock all doors and close the windows whenever you leave the vehicle.
  • Don't leave anything on display - even a jacket can seem like an appealing target for a thief
  • Wipe away suction marks from your sat nav on the windscreen or dashboard
  • Park in a garage, secure car park or well lit area if possible
  • Consider having windows etched with the vehicle registration number or use an invisible ink marker pen to mark these details and you postcode on the underside frame of the vehicle.
  • Make a note of the chassis number
  • Make sure you don't leave your car keys visible from the outside of your home