Police warning Chorley drivers to lock up their cars
8:00am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
Five seconds is all it takes to steal your valuables from an unlocked car is the message from Lancashire police as they launch an awareness campaign to encourage motorists to lock up.
In 2012 2,252 unlocked cars were targeted by thieves in Lancashire. This is 25.7 per cent of the 8,748 vehicle crimes reported across the county.
Officers will be speaking to car owners to highlight the consequences of not locking their vehicles and postcards are being distributed to residents to remind them to lock up.
Chief Insp Steve Sansbury said: “It is alarming that so many people leave their car unlocked.
“Unlocked cars are easy targets for car criminals.”