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People living in Lichfield and Burntwood are being reminded not to leave valuables on show after a rise in crime. Since April a number of items have been taken, including 14 sat-navs, five iPods, a laptop, an iPad, tools and bags. And now Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership is warning drivers to be careful what they leave in their cars. Councillor Colin Greatorex, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, said: “We don’t want people to be victims of crime, particularly when it could so easily be prevented. “Leaving any valuables in your car, especially if they are not hidden in the boot or glove compartment, will certainly increase your chances of getting your car broken into.” The partnership is also urging drivers to remember to lock their car doors when they are dropping off children at school or making a quick visit to a shop, as this can also lead to valuables being stolen. “By taking these safety precautions, we know we’ll see a drop in this opportunistic type of crime and make Lichfield District a safer place,” Cllr Greatorex added.

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One reply on “Warning after valuables on display are stolen from cars in Lichfield and Burntwood”

  1. If I’m in a dodgy area I take everything out and leave the glove box open. It’s the first place they look. They’ll often break the quarter light, reach in to open it and not even bother to open the car door.

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