July 28, 2011
urge vigilance after car break-ins in Burnham and Highbridge
in Burnham-On-Sea have this week urged motorists in the town to
be extra vigilant following several opportunistic break-ins.
Car radios and satellite navigation systems have been stolen
by thieves in Burnham and Highbridge over the past few days, prompting
the security warning.
Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "On Monday,
a window of a parked Volkswagen was smashed in Willet Close and
a thief then removed a set of speakers and a stereo radio."
"The same day we were called to a separate incident in Kinver
Terrace where a satellite navigation system and a stereo were
stolen in a break-in to a vehicle."
He added: "Since there have been several similar incidents
elsewhere in the district - in Cheddar - this week we would ask
car owners to make sure that valuables are not left in sight when
possible. Sat nav systems should be removed and stored inside
homes when not in use."
Inspector Tolley also appealed for anyone in the Burnham area
who has been offered cheap car radio or sat nav systems this week
to get in touch with Burnham Police Station on 0845 456 7000 or
via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.