Police issue fresh warning after 17 car windows smashed in matter of days

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Canterbury is in grip of a spate of damage and thefts from cars

Police are urging drivers in Canterbury to remove all their valuables from vehicles after the latest series of attacks on vehicles.

A total of 17 crimes were reported to police between Monday, April 8 and Friday, April 12.

They follow numerous other incidents in the preceding weeks.

Insp Vicki Tyler of the Canterbury Community Safety Unit said: “Our officers are continuing to work to identify those responsible for these incidents.

“Thieves will take every opportunity to steal anything available, from small amounts of loose change and phone chargers, to expensive dashcam equipment and they show little regard to the inconvenience and cost they are causing to their victims.

“Officers are carrying out patrols during the evenings and overnight, when the majority of the offences are reported to have happened, and each report is being reviewed to identify possible lines of enquiry.

“We ask residents to be alert and report any suspicious activity seen around cars. If your property has CCTV installed, we ask you to review it to see if it has captured anything of interest and if it has, keep it saved and call us.

“We thank all those who have already come forward with information, and ask if there is anyone who believes their car may have been targeted, to report it.

“Your information will help our enquiries, and by reporting any items stolen from your car, it will make it easier and quicker to identify the owners of any property we recover during our investigation.”

Anyone who has seen anything suspicious or who has other information can call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/64330/19.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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