Top tips for secure cars
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