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BMW owners in Ashford are urged to be vigilant

Kent Police is urging BMW owners to be vigilant after four thefts from cars were reported in the Godinton Park area of Ashford in the space of 48 hours.

A steering wheel was stolen from a BMW convertible parked in Sweet Bay Crescent in the early hours of Monday 5 February 2018.

Dashcam and steering wheel

A dashboard, steering wheel, dashcam and onboard computer were stolen from a BMW parked in Sweet Bay Crescent overnight between Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 February 2018.

The same night a steering wheel, satnav system and a stereo were stolen from a BMW in Sweet Bay Crescent and a centre console, steering wheel and golf clubs were stolen from a BMW parked in nearby Spindlewood End.

Identify the culprits

Sergeant Jasmine Bloomfield of the Ashford Community Safety Unit said: ‘Similar thefts have been reported in north and west Kent and we will be working closely with our colleagues in other areas so that we can identify the culprits as swiftly as possible.

‘In the meantime we ask residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to call 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.

‘We also urge car owners in the Godinton Park area, particularly those with BMWs, to park their cars in a well-lit place, on a driveway or in a garage overnight if possible.’

Can you help?

Police have issued descriptions of two men they would like to speak to. One is described as being tall and wearing a long coat and a baseball cap. The other is described as shorter and was wearing a beanie hat and a rucksack.

Sergeant Bloomfield said: ‘We would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered BMW parts for sale.’

If you can help, please phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference number ZY/6033/18.

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