Alert after man found sleeping in someone else’s car

On Wednesday, April 27 at 5.30am a male was found sleeping in a car belonging to someone else.

The male left litter in the vehicle but no damage was caused. 

Anyone with information can complete the following online form quoting incident 0181 27/04/2022: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/

Police advice

Always lock your Vehicle: Locking your vehicle, even when filling up or parked on your drive, greatly reduces the possibility of it being targeted by an opportunists. Even if you have locked your vehicle, check you haven’t left any windows or the sunroof open.

Keep the keys safe: Vehicles today are by and large more difficult to steal than ever, unless the thief can access your key or fob to clone them. Keep your keys safe, out of view when at home, and away from your front door. 

Park Responsibly: It’s always advisable to avoid parking in dark and secluded areas. It’s worth an extra five or ten-minute walk if it means your vehicle is left in a well-lit and busier street.

Take it with you or hide it: Your mobile phone, coins for the car park, sunglasses, packs of medication or other items that can earn quick cash are irresistible to the opportunist thief. Remember, the cost of replacing a window is often much more than that of what’s stolen. And it should go without saying that wallets, handbags, purses and credit cards should never be left in an unattended vehicle. 

Fit good in-car security locks: Bear in mind that built-in steering locks aren’t necessarily thief-proof. Many can be forced and broken. Fitting a Sold Secure steering wheel, gear lever or clutch pedal security device can give your vehicle added protection. 

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