Nifty screws of­fered to cut down the num­ber of li­cence plate thefts

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

FOR op­por­tunist thieves, their num­ber could be up thanks to a nifty de­vice.

Hilling­don Po­lice teamed up with Hal­fords in Uxbridge to pro­mote spe­cial anti-theft screws de­signed to keep a num­ber plate where it should be: on the car to which it is regis­tered.

The bor­ough has suf­fered from a spate of plate thefts lately – the thieves usu­ally use them to dis­guise another car’s iden­tity for crimes such as petrol theft from a garage.

The spe­cial screws are be­ing of­fered free of charge at the shop in Hare­field Road, sub­ject to avail­abil­ity, and fit­ting is free too.

Act­ing Sergeant James Burgess of Hilling­don po­lice said: “This ini­tia­tive will raise aware­ness of the prob­lem, and of­fer res­i­dents a free and easy way to pro­tect their ve­hi­cles.”

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