Police issue warning after rise in thefts from motor homes

Police have issued a warning to motor home owners after a rise in thefts from the vehicles.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: “It only takes seconds for a thief to take valuables from your vehicle. Empty your vehicle before someone else does.”

It is advising motor home owners to lock their vehicle ‘at all times’ and to close windows and doors.

Valuables, including satnavs and cradles, tools, iPods, mobile phones and money should not be left unattended in the vehicles, they say.

Owners are advised to park their vehicle in a safe, well-lit area, preferably secure car parks.

They can reduce the chances of falling victim to thieves by putting up a sign and marking property.

Other thefts have also recently been reported. A police spokesperson said: “We have also seen a few instances of theft of catalytic converters – one make possibly being targeted includes the older model Honda Jazz. Please park your vehicle in a well-lit or secure area, with CCTV coverage if possible.”

Advice is available at https://www.dc.police.uk/toolsatrisk

Huge support for new day centre – for dogs

About Author