Appeal for information following keyless car theft
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We are appealing for information after a Land Rover was stolen in South Staffordshire.
We were called to a home on Stafford Road, Newtown, just before midday yesterday (Tuesday 19 September) following reports of a blue and white Land Rover stolen from outside the address.
The Land Rover contained tools, worth more than £1,000 and we are currently reviewing CCTV of the area in the lead up to the theft.
If you have a keyless vehicle, we would advise you to: • Consider purchasing a key security pouch (also known as a Faraday pouch) to keep your car entry devices in while inside the house. These block the ability of thieves to access the key signal • Always check your car doors have locked after pressing your key fob • Park in a garage if possible, or another secure area, where it is difficult to get the car out if accessed • Consider using a steering wheel lock.
PC Adam Vines, part of the Op Bormus proactive vehicle team set up to tackle vehicle crime across Staffordshire, added: “I would urge anyone who has a keyless vehicle to invest in a Faraday pouch to protect themselves and their property.
“If possible, make sure your vehicle is parked in direct view of CCTV cameras.
“All vehicle owners should be vigilant to any suspicious activity in and around their communities and report any concerns to police.”
If you have any information or dashcam footage that could help us with our inquiries, call us on 101, quoting incident 253 of 19 September, or message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk
To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.