Appeal after items stolen from cars in Kemsley
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Information is sought as Kent Police officers investigate seven separate reports of cars being broken into in Kemsley.
The parked vehicles are said to have been targeted on the night of Friday 25 and Saturday 26 June 2021, with items being taken from three of them.
Locations targeted are Eclipse Drive, Burkeston Close, Pastime Close, Lance Close, Lloyd Drive and Monarch Drive. Stolen property includes mobile phones, a suitcase and sunglasses.
Each report is being assessed by an officer and, although investigators are keeping an open mind, it is believed each of the offences may have been committed by the same person.
Some witnesses have reported seeing a white man, of average build, in the area and at the time he was wearing a black hooded jumper with a white shirt underneath. He was also wearing black shorts.
In addition to speaking with witnesses, officers have also sought to obtain privately held CCTV and are keen to obtain footage from anyone in the affected areas who may have not yet made contact.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01795 419119 quoting 46/110726/21.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete an online form available via this link.
Offences of this nature are often opportunistic but there are some steps car owners can take which are known to be an effective deterrent. This includes:
- Parking in a garage, if possible, or in a well-lit area.
- Ensuring a vehicle is locked, with the windows closed, when it is left unattended.
- Removing valuable items from a vehicle or, if not possible, ensuring they are not in view.
- Fitting locking, anti-tamper wheel nuts to secure alloy wheels.
Securing number plates with tamper resistant screws.
- Installing security lighting, or purchasing a security camera, if possible.