Top tips for se­cure cars

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

We have re­ceived re­ports of thefts from ve­hi­cles and vans in the Ruther­glen area.

As al­ways, lo­cal of­fi­cers are in­ves­ti­gat­ing ev­ery re­port we have re­ceived and pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional pa­trols to the af­fected ar­eas.

Thieves will al­ways tar­get prop­er­ties or ve­hi­cles which ap­pear to have poor se­cu­rity mea­sures in place.

Tak­ing sim­ple pre­cau­tions to en­sure your prop­erty is se­cure can in­clude mak­ing sure you are us­ing your house alarm, lock­ing doors and win­dows and mak­ing sure out­build­ings are se­cure.

We wouldn’t en­cour­age leav­ing high value items in gar­den sheds, make sure th­ese items are within a se­cure prop­erty which is alarmed.

Ve­hi­cle se­cu­rity is al­ways a con­cern for res­i­dents. We con­tinue to re­ceive re­ports of items be­ing stolen from within ve­hi­cles. Leav­ing valu­ables in ve­hi­cles in­clud­ing satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion sys­tems, mo­bile phones, lap­tops and tablets only acts as an in­vite for thieves.

Please en­sure you don’t leave valu­ables in your ve­hi­cle and re­move them when you lock your ve­hi­cle, as the old say­ing goes - out of sight out of mind.

Many mem­bers of the com­mu­nity leave spe­cial­ist equip­ment in vans and ve­hi­cles overnight whilst not at work.

As we all know, spe­cial­ist equip­ment is valu­able, both in mon­e­tary and trade value as if you don’t have the tools to do your job you of­ten lose out on the con­tract agreed with your cus­tomer.

Re­mov­ing such equip­ment at the end of your work­ing day or en­sur­ing it is stored in a se­cure con­tainer or store room will help pre­vent your equip­ment from be­ing stolen.

From a polic­ing per­spec­tive, we are pro­vid­ing ex­tra at­ten­tion in res­i­den­tial ar­eas across Ruther­glen to en­sure we ar­rest those re­spon­si­ble. As al­ways we ask for the help of the lo­cal com­mu­nity. If you see any­thing sus­pi­cious, whether ve­hi­cles at­tend­ing at a strange times or in­di­vid­u­als look­ing through car win­dows – please let us know. Pat O’Cal­laghan Lo­cal Polic­ing Com­man­der

Ad­vice In­spec­tor Pat O’Cal­laghan

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