Former criminal speaks to Heart about car crime

A former criminal is helping North Wales Police in their latest campaign targeting car crime.

North Wales Police have teamed up with 48 year old Wyn to highlight the consequences of leaving valuables in cars on display in their latest car crime prevention campaign.

'Leave it on show expect it to go' is aimed to reduced the number of car thefts after a 14 percent increase in crimes across North Wales in the first three months of this year. 

Patrolling officers and colleagues from partner organisations will be working together to identify vulnerable vehicles that have valuable items on display. Registration details of the vehicles will be noted and registered owners will be sent a letter informing them of the particular vulnerability along with a crime prevention pack.

Inspector Julie Sheard who's in charge of North Wales Police Community Safety Team told Heart: 

'This is about educating vehicle owners. The majority of vehicle crime is avoidable. Opportunist thieves will target vehicles, especially when items are left on display, because they know they will get something out of it. It only takes seconds to ensure your vehicle is locked and that valuable items are either removed or hidden out of sight.'

Former criminal Wyn from North Wales speaks to Heart about North Wales Police prevention car crime campaign.