Fri 17 August 2018

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Alert message sent 06/05/2018 13:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Bedfordshire Police

Good afternoon,

Between 28/04 and 05/05 we have received 2 reports of Theft from Motor Vehicle where number plates have been taken in Shefford and Meppershall. A report of a theft of pedal cycle in Langford, a Burglary where a shed was broken into but fortunately nothing taken in Shefford and lastly, a criminal damage where a windscreen of a vehicle has been smashed also in Shefford.

In relation to the number plate thefts - if possible please fit tamper-proof screws into your registration plates. As we have advised previously, please ensure all valuables are removed from vehicles before vacating them. If possible, park in a well-lit area or fit a light to your property that is motion activated in an attempt to put thieves off.

We find property marking very effective if items were ever found in the hands of the wrong person. UV marking pens can be purchased online for a small fee and used to write your postcode and house number (or anything you'd prefer) on valuable items  (including pedal cycles) which may not be suitable to be carried daily from vehicles/ sheds into properties. Another option is to input serial numbers of these items onto
www.immobilise.com *more information can be found on the website*.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, re-consider your security if you are concerned and as always, please report any suspicious activity to 999/101.

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Amy Bradley (Police, PCSO, North)

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