Protecting cars from opportunist thieves

Police tape
Police tape

residents have been taking steps to secure their cars thanks to a safer neighbourhood initiative.

Armthorpe Safer Neighbourhood Team has been assisting the public to ensure the number plates on their vehicles are protected against thieves.

The team worked with independent garage, Cole Brothers on Clovelly Road, Edenthorpe to hold a number plate event for residents.

The initiative involved special anti-theft number plate screws being fitted to both the front and rear plates of vehicles to protect them from being stolen.

A total of 25 vehicles were fitted with the anti-theft number plate screws.

PCSO Sharon Fletcher said: “This was event was positively received by members of the public, who appreciated the help and advice in order to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime. Cole Brothers generously gave their time to support us.”