Police warning after spate of thefts from vehicles parked in Bushey

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The police are asking motorists in Bushey to make sure their vehicles are secure at all times after five thefts over two days.

The first theft was from a blue Ford Transit van between 8pm on Friday, May 2, and 7am on Saturday, May 3, in Hartsbourne Road. The vehicle was parked in the road and offender(s) forced their way into the van. They stole several power tools.

A Sat Nav was also stolen from a white Alfa Romeo in School Lane between 11.30am on Friday, May 2, and 1pm on Saturday, May 3. The vehicle was parked in the road when the theft took place.

A Sat Nav, CDs and sunglasses were stolen from a silver Volvo estate in Warren Road between 8.45pm on Friday, May 2 and 10am on Saturday, May 3. The vehicle was parked on a driveway when it was targeted.

A Sat Nav, glasses and cash were stolen from a red Volkswagen estate in Finucane Rise between 1am and 5.30am on Saturday, May 3. The vehicle was parked in the road when the theft occurred.

Cash was stolen from a silver Land Rover in Warren Road between 8.30pm on Friday, May 2, and 8.45am on Saturday, May 3. The vehicle was parked in the road when the theft occurred.

Anyone with information about the incidents are asked to contact Safer Neighbourhood PC Gerard Handscombe via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:25pm Wed 7 May 14

Nascot says...

I would love that we lived in a world where thives didn't exist, but we don't. When will people ever learn? Idiots like this who leave valuables in a car to be stolen are making insurance premiums higher for the sensible ones amongst us who don't.
I would love that we lived in a world where thives didn't exist, but we don't. When will people ever learn? Idiots like this who leave valuables in a car to be stolen are making insurance premiums higher for the sensible ones amongst us who don't. Nascot
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10:42pm Wed 7 May 14

LSC says...

I take Nascot's point.
But the first paragraph says the police say we should secure our vehicles, like it was our fault, then the second says the Transit was victim to forced entry.

So it was secured like you asked, Herts Police. What more would you wish us to do? More to the point, what are YOU doing about it?
How about the odd copper around the manor every now and then?
I hate to use management-speak, but it is called pro-active rather than re-active policy.

Everyone in Bushey knows you can pretty much do what you like (like hold up a bank without a weapon) and IF someone phones the law you've got at least 20 minutes to get away before they arrive from Borehamwood.
I take Nascot's point. But the first paragraph says the police say we should secure our vehicles, like it was our fault, then the second says the Transit was victim to forced entry. So it was secured like you asked, Herts Police. What more would you wish us to do? More to the point, what are YOU doing about it? How about the odd copper around the manor every now and then? I hate to use management-speak, but it is called pro-active rather than re-active policy. Everyone in Bushey knows you can pretty much do what you like (like hold up a bank without a weapon) and IF someone phones the law you've got at least 20 minutes to get away before they arrive from Borehamwood. LSC
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