New police warning after nine cars broken into

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CHICHESTER Police has released a statement reminding motorists not to become a victim of crime by leaving valuables on show in their unlocked cars.

Officers are continuing to receive reports of cars being broken into across the Chichester district.

During the last weekend alone (July 20 and 21) there were nine cars broken into in the Fishbourne area.

PCSO Lisa Shadbolt said: “Vehicle related crime remains a key concern and there are several simple precautions that you can take that will help you reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

“Secure your vehicle by locking all doors and closing windows including the sunroof every time you leave your car, even if the vehicle is parked outside your house.

“Remove all valuables from the vehicle and make sure you don’t leave anything on display such as a handbag or coat. Car criminals window shop so take away the temptation.”

Anyone with information about car crime in their area should call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.