Police in Doncaster are out in force today to help the town reduce its number of car crimes.
Police constables and police community support officers are visiting car parks and parking areas in the town centre talking to members of the public about the dangers of leaving property in a car.
Doncaster has seen an increase in the number of car crimes over the past week with an average of three cars getting broken into for property such as sat navs, bags etc.
Superintendant Eddie Murphy said: “People need to realise that leaving items on display in cars will invite criminals to break in.
“Unfortunately, we live in a society whereby we can’t leave things unattended and/or in view, and expect it will still be there when we return. We don’t want people to learn the hard way or become a victim of crime for something that could have been prevented. Criminals nowadays will break into a car even if they see a plastic bag.
“We know that being a victim of car crime can be a hassle therefore we are asking people to spend an additional few seconds removing items from the car before leaving it unattended.
“We also appeal to the public for help on identifying the criminals and the stolen property. If anybody has any information please call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.”