Thefts from Vehicles

Police have been getting calls from certain streets in Stoke about car windows being smashed and items stolen.

It takes a matter of seconds for a thief to break into a car and steal CD's; clothes, loose change, sat navs and CD machines.

Leaving valuables hidden under parcel shelves or in the glove box are no deterrant to the criminals if you leave tell-tale signs that possessions have been left in your vehicles.

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Around the Stoke are the neighbourhood team are handing out posters and advice to keep your car safe.

Sargeant Dan Parkinson went on a tour of some of the roads and it didn't take long to find cars full of potential and worth a look for an opportunist thief.

LISTEN HERE: Learn what thieves target