Police officers suggest blocking cars in and use steering locks following theft of Ford Kuga from Forresters Road in Burbage

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 19 April 2022

BURBAGE POLICE officers are urging residents to invest in equipment to help block in and protect their vehicles, after a car was stolen just one week and two days ago.

Forresters Road, Burbage (Image: Google Street View) / Inset (Image: Pixabay)

This comes after a blue Ford Kuga was stolen from a driveway on Forresters Road, between the Sunnyhill and Far Lash junctions, around the hours of 10pm and 11pm on Sunday, 10 April, in what was believed to be a ‘keyless’ car theft.

Anybody with details, dashcam footage, or CCTV camera imagery that could help with the incident involving the stolen Ford Kuga are being encouraged to get in touch with officers.

Information can be passed on to officers through their non-emergency police number of 101, or alternatively online, through a portal on the Leicestershire Police website.

Safety tools recommended to vehicle owners

Officers have suggested that other residents in the area block their keyless vehicles in by purchasing and using special security driveway bollards.

As well as this, they have further recommended steering locks, to immobolise steering wheels – and suggested that keys be kept inside of RFID wallets to prevent criminals ‘spoofing’ keys.

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