Hinckley Police warn of recent spate of keyless car thefts across area of Hinckley and Blaby

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 31 December 2021

HINCKLEY POLICE officers have warned residents of a recent spate of keyless car thefts across the area of Hinckley and Blaby.

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An appeal was shared by officers to the official Hinckley Police page on Facebook last night (30 December), which urged people to ‘consider the security’ of their vehicles.

The appeal comes after “several” incidents of keyless car crimes and residential burglaries relating to keyless car crimes have recently been reported to the local force.

Officers have said that in recent days, some residents in the villages of Cosby, Earl Shilton, and Stoney Stanton, have reported incidents of criminals trying to make off with their keyless cars.

“Please be vigilant if you have a keyless vehicle or a high powered vehicle at your property”, the Police spokesperson further added.

The force have revealed a few ways to prevent criminals from targeting vehicles.

These include: steering locks, driveway bollards, blocking the vehicle in, and RFID wallets.

Residents have been urged to call 999 in an emergency incident or the police’s non-emergency number of 101, if they happen to spot anything suspicious.

These incidents usually happen with another high powered vehicle in convoy, so if the registration details are known, then this information should passed over to officers.

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