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Police tips to prevent theft from cars

The Leeds North West Neighbourhood Policing Team has issued car crime prevention tips

THE POLICE are urging people to remove valuables from their cars.

The advice follows a number of thefts from vehicles across the Leeds North West area which includes Otley, Yeadon, Horsforth, Guiseley, Rawdon, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Bramhope.

The area’s Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has issued the following tips:

*If you have a garage use it to park your car in

*Ensure your vehicle is locked by checking the handle before leaving it, and remove all valuables.

*At home, don’t leave your car keys on show or near a letterbox – and install CCTV or good outside lighting to deter intruders. The NPT is also advising people to remove empty bags or boxes from cars – because criminals may assume they contain property – and to not drop off bags at their cars midway through shopping trips.

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