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Police warning: Thieves target vehicles in Bangor

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On Friday 7th November North Wales Police published a warning on their website, urging car owners to remain vigilant after several cars were broken into in the Upper Bangor area of the city earlier that week.

Thieves targeted parked vehicles in the Ffriddoedd Road, Prince’s Road and Derwen Deg areas, where valuables had been left inside and on display.

Items stolen include a purse, Sat Navs and jewellery.

Neil Thomas, District Inspector for Bangor, said:  “Leaving any personal item on display in a vehicle can be a temptation to any would-be opportunist thief.
“Whilst our enquiries are ongoing, and officers have arrested two males in the area, I still need to remind vehicle owners of the need to remove personal property and secure their vehicle at all times to ensure that they do not become a victim of crime.

“It takes only moments to break into a car but the impact on victims afterwards to repair the damage to the vehicle and replace the items can be time consuming and expensive which can be avoided. Please take a little extra time to check your vehicle when you leave it and if possible, remove all items of value and finally lock the vehicle.”

Officers will continue with the Vcrat initiative where vehicle owners who have left valuables on display will receive a letter through the post warning them of the potential consequences of their actions.

Anyone who has any information relating to the break-ins should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference RC14175219.

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