They are asking that if you witness suspicious behaviour you report it to them by calling 101, or, if there is a crime in action, by dialling 999, giving as much details as possible, such as time frames, vehicle registration numbers and descriptions of the person/people involved.
They say thieves are striking in remote areas of the countryside, often visited by walkers, and dog walkers.
They add: “The fact that these areas are quite isolated makes vehicles a target of thefts, especially in the summer months.”
- Keeping possessions with you instead of leaving them in the vehicle,
- Making use of security products such as steering locks
- Registering belongings with immobilise
- Remembering to shut all windows and doors activating alarms.