Increase in car key burglaries Print
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:53

Police report car owners in Flintshire and Wrexham are seeing an increase in Car-Key Burglaries targeting high performance Audis, BMW’s, and Volkswagen Golf Type R’s and GTI’s.

Car key burglaries are often committed by criminals who are working to order and targeting certain types of vehicle, based on demand and value.

Vehicle owners should be vigilant with their vehicle security and take simple crime prevention measures to deter thieves. These include keeping vehicle keys safe and out of sight both in the home and when you are out and about.

Reducing the risk: Thieves will break into houses looking for car keys. They can also use wires and hooks to try and drag your keys through the letterbox. Keep your keys away from doors and windows and tucked away out of sight.

Have your vehicles windows etched with its registration number or the last seven digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN). This can put criminals off, as it makes your car more difficult to sell. It also makes it easier for the police identify and/or return your vehicle if it is stolen.

If you have cars of different values, please park the higher value car in your garage.  If you can’t do this, please park the lower value car in front of the higher value car, as the thieves are more likely to target high value cars and will be deterred if they can’t easily drive such a car away from the scene.

Should you note any suspicious activity involving your home or vehicle please call 101 and report immediately

OWL Cymru currently have ‘Driveway Monitors’ available to purchase which alert householders that someone is coming up the drive. Contact us for more information This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01352 708118

Source: Community Messaging