Spate of thefts from vehicles in Rushden and Higham Ferrers

Police will be out in Rushden and Higham Ferrers on Wednesday

Police will be out in Rushden and Higham Ferrers on Wednesday

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Police will be out and about in Rushden and Higham Ferrers on Wednesday (May 15) to speak to motorists about vehicle crime.

A total of 16 incidents have been reported to police in the last two weeks where items have been stolen from vehicles parked in locations across the two towns.

Items were stolen through an open window, or an open or unlocked door, in 13 of these incidents.

Officers will be outside RP Stores in Trafford Road, Rushden, between 11am and 12.30pm.

The team will then be outside the Co-operative food store in the High Street, Higham Ferrers, between 1pm and 2pm, and in the Market Square in Higham Ferrers between 2pm and 3pm.

Visitors will be able to take away tips and giveaways, such as anti-theft number plate screws, to prevent becoming a victim of vehicle crime.

A local member of Neighbourhood Watch will be joining the police tomorrow, and officers will use the opportunity to speak with people about any issues in their area.

East Northants Inspector Inam Khan said: “As the majority of recent incidents could have easily been prevented, we are keen to raise awareness about simple steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of being a victim of this type of crime.

“We ask motorists to remove all valuables from their vehicles and ensure it is locked.

“If you use a key fob to lock your car or van, go back and check that it is definitely locked.

“We encourage people to call us on 999 if they notice anyone acting suspiciously around a vehicle.

“Further details can be found at www.northants.police.uk/crimeprevention.”