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Motorists urged to be vigilant after spate of thefts from vehicles in Carlisle

Police are urging motorists to be vigilant after a car was stolen along with three separate incidents of theft from vehicles during the past week.

The incidents which are being investigated are:

  • A white Skoda Rapid, reg number: PX64 XAS, which was parked on Welsh Road was reported stolen overnight between January 5th and 6th
  • Clothing and a phone charger were stolen from a Mazda 3, parked on Newlaithes Avenue, overnight between January 7th and 8th
  • Tools were stolen from a grey Vauxhall Astra, parked on Newlaithes Avenue, overnight between January 8th and 9th
  • Electrical equipment, including a sat nav, were stolen from a VW Passat, parked on Richardson Street, overnight between January 7th and 8th

Sergeant Scott Adams said: “Enquiries are ongoing to investigate each incident in order to catch offenders but we need motorists to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police immediately.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to remove any valuables from their vehicles when leaving them parked and to ensure vehicles are properly locked. Don’t just rely on your key fob and the sound of the locks engaging, make sure the doors and boot are locked by double checking them by hand.

“Also take care where you place car keys, do not leave them next to letter boxes or in areas that could be easily accessed by criminals.”

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact police via 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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