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Door warning to Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale careless drivers
9:23am Friday 6th July 2012 in News
CARELESS motorists in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale will be receiving house calls from the police.
Nearly one in three of the 141 car break-ins last month were caused by drivers leaving their vehicles unlocked.
And police community support officers – as well as would-be thieves – will be trying car door handles throughout the month.
Extra warrants are also set to be carried out on suspected car thieves across the Pennine policing division.
Chief Insp Jon Bullas, said: “Having your car broken in to can be costly and inconvenient, as you often not only suffer the loss of any stolen items but you also have to repair any damage done to your vehicle during the break-in.
“The visits are designed to make people stop and think about how to protect their homes and cars by taking a very few simple steps including making sure that windows and doors are closed and locked throughout the day and night.”
Motorists are also being warned about the perils of leaving valuables such as sat-nav devices and MP3 players on view in their vehicles.
Residents with any information about vehicle crime should contact police on 101.