There have been 16 incidents of thefts from motor vehicles in the last month within the Birstall and Wanlip beat area and have affected all parts of the villages. Some incidents have involved works vans where tools have been targeted and others have been cars where they have been searched and small items taken.
Residents are reminded to remove all items of any value and also not leave any items at all on show when leaving their vehicle. This action would make it pointless and not worth attempting to break into a vehicle, running the risk of being caught.
(Information from local beat officers)