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Increase in theft reports leads Police to warn Cumbernauld residents

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 14:54 GMT on Thursday, May 16th, 2013.

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CUMBERNAULD residents are being warned that there has been an increase in the level of thefts from local houses and unlocked cars.

Police in Cumbernauld have urged Cumbernauld residents to be aware and keep safe after around seventy incidents, related to these categories of theft, were reported between 1st April and 6th May.

The statistics also show that twenty-four thefts occurred in houses deemed ‘secure’, with twenty-six thefts reported to have taken place in unlocked vehicles. 

The figures have led officers in Cumbernauld to urge local residents to follow easy-to-understand steps which will help people protect themselves from thefts. 

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Officers have advised that residents should ensure doors and windows are locked; that car and house keys, as well as other valuable goods are out of sight; and, items left external to the property – which are unattended, such as ladders and tools should be securely tied down or taken indoors. 

Officers have also advised locals to ensure that car keys are not left in a clearly visible location; valuable items should not be left inside the car when unattended; drivers should park in well-lit areas; and, motorists should ensure that doors and sunroofs are secured before leaving the car unattended. 

Anyone wishing for more information should contact Cumbernauld Police Office on 01236 503900.

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