Posted on 3rd December 2014
Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant and to secure their vehicles after Christmas presents were stolen from a car in Ashbourne.
Overnight between 6.30pm on Monday, December 1 and 5pm on Tuesday, December 2, offenders broke into a white Peugeot 208 that was parked on Northcliffe Road, Ashbourne.
A black and white Michael Kors handbag, Christmas decorations, and a number of Children’s toys were stolen from within.
This includes a Postman Pat red bike, a Minnie Mouse play kitchen, an Etch-a-Sketch and toy building blocks.
The theft has prompted officers to urge motorists to be extra security conscious over the festive period.
Crime prevention advice includes:
- Before leaving your vehicle unattended, make sure that the windows and doors and properly locked and secure;
- Ensure that valuables are kept out of sight or ideally removed from the car;
- When out shopping, ensure that any shopping bags are stored securely in the boot of the vehicle and not left on show to catch the eye of a passing criminal;
- Park in well-lit, overlooked areas where possible and remove any visible marks such as sat nav holder rings to deter a criminal;
- Register valuables for free on the secure website immobilise.com, which helps police reunite recovered stolen items with their owners;
- Be vigilant and report suspicious activity immediately to the police on 999 if a crime is in progress, 101 in a non-emergency or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime number on 51105/14, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.