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Thieves target cars in Aylesford area - police warning

Thursday 15th September 2016

Thieves has targeted cars in the Aylesford area stealing a wallet, cash cards and a disabled parking permit.

Police believe that the vehicles may have been left unlocked and are warning motorists to leave cars secure and valuables locked away to deter opportunist crooks.

The wallet and cash cards were stolen from a Mazda I Rochester Road in the early hours of September 11.

Between September 10 and 12 the disabled parking permit was taken from a Vauxhall Zafira in Heathcote Close.

A police spokesman said: “Remember that if your vehicle is left insecure and targeted by thieves, your insurance provider may not be willing to support any claim you may later want to make.”

Police issued this advice to motorists:

When leaving vehicles unattended never be tempted to leave doors unlocked or any windows open

Make sure items which could contain valuables, such as jackets or bags are concealed away from view, or better still not left in the vehicle at all. Remember to also remove stereo fascias and sat navs

Activate any security devices when leaving your car unattended

During the warmer weather take extra care to safeguard valuables when visiting parks and beauty spots, as thieves may be operating in these area

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