Thieves targeting vehicles in Storrington

Thieves are targeting vehicles in rural spots around Storrington according to police.

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 1:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 9:56 pm

A police statement says: “We are still receiving reports of vehicle crime in rural areas mainly Kithurst Hill car park and other rural spots in Storrington.

“The vehicle crime is happening during the day and officers will be stepping up patrols in these areas.”

Sussex Police provide guidance on keeping your vehicle safe.

Among the tips are:

- ◾Close your windows and sunroof, lock all doors and activate any security devices when leaving the vehicle even for a few minutes. Check your doors manually as automatic locking devices can sometimes be affected by electronic interference.

◾- Take all valuables including sunglasses with you if you can. If you are unable to take them from the vehicle, lock them in the boot or place them out of view.

- ◾Remove parking permits, radio face plates and portable satellite navigation systems including their cradle ensuring to wipe the window where the satellite navigation holder may have left a visible mark.