Thieves targeting Northumberland car parks
Dated: 08 Jun 2012
Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were broken into in rural Northumberland car parks.
On Thursday, June 7, three cars were broken into in a car park at Chillingham Castle and two cars were broken into in a car park at Hepburn.
Items such as cameras, handbags and hiking equipment were stolen.
Berwick Inspector Dave Garrick said: "These sort of crimes are committed by opportunistic thieves who force their way into a car and grab anything small and portable.
"It's important motorists take anything of value, including sat navs, cash, handbags and mobile phones with them whenever possible and ensure there is nothing on display which could tempt a thief.
"People should consider what they are carrying around in their cars and if they actually need to take items such as cameras, laptops and MP3 players with them on journeys - anything left inside an empty vehicle is at risk of being stolen.
"We're also asking people to be on the look-out for anyone acting suspiciously in car parks and would urge people to let police know immediately. We can respond straight away and if crimes are being committed we can catch criminals in the act."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police in Berwick on 101 ext 69191.