Police warning as car thefts rise by half

A 50 percent increase in thefts from cars has led police in Clacton to sound a warning to motorists about opportunist theives.

On average, around 20 vehicles are broken into in the town each month, but in March there were more than 30 break-ins.

Officer Calvin Heal said: “These could have been avoided if the owners had removed them from their vehicle.

“Double-check that you’ve locked all doors and windows at the end of your journey. Don’t make it easy for the opportunistic thief.”

For more information on keeping valuables safe, contact Mr Heal on 0300 333 4444.

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