Warning after car break-ins

MOTORISTS in Daventry are being warned following a sharp increase in thefts from vehicles.

A total of 28 thefts from motor vehicles have been reported to the police since December 1, all in Daventry.

Police say they have largely been from unsecured vehicles and have included items like mobiles phones, sat navs, stationary, spectacles and sweets.

Sergeant Martin Treen, from the Daventry Town safer community team, said: “We are urging people to double check there are no items left on display and the vehicle is secured. The majority of these crimes could have been prevented by owners taking the extra few seconds to remove items from display and ensuring the vehicle was locked.

“We will be carrying out warrants, and dedicated officers will be conducting high visibility patrols, looking for potential victims.”