Police warn against leaving valuables in parked cars while social distancing in isolated spots

Police are warning motorists to remove valuables from vehicles left in remote areas by people taking exercise while social distancing.

The message comes after a number of vehicles were broken into over the weekend, and property stolen, at car parks on Dartmoor.

Police say anyone who sees someone acting suspiciously near parked vehicles in isolated spots can call 999 if the suspect is still present, or 101 to report a break-in.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Please be aware there have been several vehicles broken into and property stolen.

“If you are going out on the moors to socially distance with a relaxing walk at this time, we ask that you only take the minimum you need for the trip.

“Do not leave anything on display. Remove the parcel shelf to prove nothing has been left, and keep all phones and purses on you at all times.”


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