Vehicle crime has a huge impact on people’s lives and criminals are using new technology to steals cars.
Humberside Police and North Lincolnshire Council are travelling around the area helping residents keep their cars safe, especially ones that use keyless entry.
Humberside Police and North Lincolnshire Council will be popping up across the area in a mobile unit on the following dates:
• Wednesday 16 December 2020, between 1pm and 5pm on Midland Road in the Frodingham area (keyless entry crime packs available between 1pm and 4pm)
• Thursday 17 December 2020, between 9am and 9pm on West Common Gardens in the Kingsway area (keyless entry crime packs available between 9am and 12 noon)
• Monday 21 December 2020, between 9am and 9pm on Lakeside Drive in the Brumby area (keyless crime entry packs available between 9am and 12 noon)
• Thursday 14 January 2021, between 4pm and 9pm at the Market Place in Barton (keyless crime entry packs available between 4pm and 6pm)
• Friday 15 January 2021, between 9am and 5pm at the Market Place in Brigg (keyless crime entry packs available between 9am and 12 noon)
• Tuesday 19 January 2021, between 3pm and 9pm at the Community Centre in Ulceby (keyless crime entry packs available between 3pm and 5pm)
• Wednesday 20 January 2021, between 3pm and 9pm at the library in Winterton (keyless crime entry packs available between 3pm and 5pm)
They will be there to offer crime prevention advice, provide keyless entry crime pack’s during specific times as detailed above, provide visible community reassurance and act as a deterrent to people intent on committing vehicle thefts.
Keyless crime prevention advice:
• Keep keys out of sight inside your property; don’t leave near doors, windows or out on worktops
• If possible use a blocking pouch (Faraday Bag) – these are inexpensive – make sure you store your spare key in one too.
• Turn off Keyless Fob’s Wireless Signal – wireless signals on some keyless fobs can be switched off.
• Use a Steering Wheel Lock or Car Alarm – Most modern car thieves are equipped with laptops rather than hand tools, so mechanical devices – such as steering wheel locks – can be a real deterrent.
• Re-programme your keys – If you buy a second-hand vehicle, there is a risk that you may not be given all of the sets of car keys. Reprogramming your car keys can stop thieves using stolen keys
To report information about crime in your area, please call the non-emergency 101 line or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency, dial 999.