Lock out car thieves
Dated: 26 Jun 2012
Police are once again reminding North Tyneside residents to keep parked vehicles locked.
This follows a spate of thefts from vehicles which have been left unlocked with valuable property left on show.
Officers in North Shields have been patrolling on bikes in affected areas and stopping and giving crime prevention advice to owners who have left their vehicles at risk.
Acting Inspector Steve Nicholson, from North Shields Neighbourhood Policing Team: "We're finding that people seem to think because they've parked outside their home their property will be safe. But this is misleading, valuables are only safe if you keep them out of view, preferably bring them indoors, and keep your vehicle secure."