Local councillors Dave McCobb and Karen Mathieson are appealing for Beverley ward residents to be extra careful because of a recent spate of car crime.
The appeal follows concerns raised by the local Police team about a rise in the number of thefts from motor vehicles in the ward.
Since the start of the year, up to the 21st January, there were 24 recorded offences in the ward. Over £3000 worth of items were stolen from the cars, typical items taken were sat navs, tools, bags and cash.
Councillor Dave McCobb said: “It appears that vehicles both on drive ways and parked on the street are being targeted. If residents see anything suspicious it’s important that they report it straight away to the Police on either 101 or 999 depending on the urgency the call.”
“This is really sad news, but I think it’s important that residents are warned and are extra careful until the Police track down those responsible.”
The Northern Area Neighbourhood Policing Team has been actively trying to tackle this issue. Additional patrols have been arranged in the area and leaflets with helpful advice have been delivered to the worst affected areas.
Residents in the Beverley ward area with concerns can contact PC Carl Palmer on 01482 317025 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.