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Police urge motorists to be vigilant after thefts of bonnets from vehicles

April 12, 2019
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Police are advising drivers to be vigilant and think about how they can protect their vehicles following reports of bonnets being stolen from Vauxhall Corsas.

We’ve received five reports of these thefts across Nottinghamshire since the start of April.

The offences were reported at addresses in Arnold, Mapperley and Sherwood. Our enquiries are ongoing and we’re urging anyone with any information to call us on 101.

Inspector Christine Busuttil, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "We’re urging motorists to think about how they can protect their vehicle, or make it inaccessible to thieves.

"If you have a garage try and use it or park your car as close to the garage door as possible to prevent thieves getting to the front end of the vehicle to remove it.

"Alternatively make sure you park your car in a well-lit area. Avoid parking in secluded spots which could put both you and your car at risk. Make sure the car is locked, and if your car has an alarm, make sure it is set.

"We'd urge anyone to report any suspicious activity to us by calling 101."

For more advice on how to protect your vehicle visit https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/prevention/vehicle

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.