Spate of car crime in Ely leads to warning from police

PUBLISHED: 17:32 26 July 2016 | UPDATED: 17:32 26 July 2016

Spate of car crime in Ely leads to warning from police

Spate of car crime in Ely leads to warning from police

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A spate of vehicle crime in Ely has underlined the need for people to check that they are locking their cars, say police.

Over the last two weeks seven vehicles have been entered, and property stolen.

A police spokesman said: “Overnight between July 20 and 21 four vehicles were targeted in Cardinals Way, Gateway Gardens and Broad Street.

“Earlier in the month a really quite stunning Porsche 911 in silver was entered and belongings were stolen.

“What did these offences have in common? - The vehicles were left insecure over night.”

Sgt Phil Priestley offered the following advice:

“Vehicle crime is important to all of us. None of us can afford to make it easy for thieves.

“It is disappointing to record crimes where vehicles - including high value vehicles with sophisticated anti-theft devices - have been left insecure.

“It’s easy to get complacent in a low crime area - but I would appeal to everyone to check that their cars are left locked over night.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.


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