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Warning after thieves target parked cars in the Snodland area

Car owners in the Snodland area are reminded to remove valuables to deter opportunist thieves.
 
The advice comes after a number of reported overnight thefts and attempted thefts from vehicles.  

Between 3pm on Thursday 6 December and 8.30am on Friday 7 December 2018, some sunglasses were stolen from a car parked in Ritch Road.
 
Officers were also notified that cash was stolen from a car parked on a driveway in Coxs Close between 9.30pm on 6 December and 6.30am on 7 December.
 
At 1.49am on Sunday 9 December, Kent Police was called regarding a man who had tried the door handles of four cars on Godden Road.
 
Sgt Jon Turtle of the Tonbridge and Malling Community Safety Unit said:

‘While my officers are investigating these offences, I would urge vehicle owners to remove anything of value overnight and ensure all doors are locked and windows are fully closed.

'These simple precautions are the best way to ensure the safety of your personal property.

‘Never leave anything valuable on display and if possible park in a garage or a well-lit secure car park.

‘Also, if you have a satnav, take the time to remove suction marks from your windscreen or dashboard.’
 
Anyone with information which may assist the investigation is asked to call 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/20726/18.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity 'Crimestoppers in Kent' anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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