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Car Theft in The Cotswolds

Stolen Car In The Cotswolds

PC Myrie from our Roads Policing Unit has, in the last few minutes, sighted a stolen Grey Mini in the Stow on the Wold area. The stolen car made off from PC Myrie across fields. We are still actively looking for this car. Can you help us?

Please be on the look out for EX07WREW, a stolen grey Mini Cooper. If you see this car then please be very careful about approaching it but please call us on 999 and quote incident number 254 of todays date, 12/4/19. Thank you.

Message Sent By Sgt Garrett Gloyn (Police, PS, Cirencester)

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Stolen Car In The Cotswolds

PC Myrie from our Roads Policing Unit has, in the last few minutes, sighted a stolen Grey Mini in the Stow on the Wold area. The stolen car made off from PC Myrie across fields. We are still actively looking for this car. Can you help us?

Please be on the look out for EX07WREW, a stolen grey Mini Cooper. If you see this car then please be very careful about approaching it but please call us on 999 and quote incident number 254 of todays date, 12/4/19. Thank you.

Message Sent By Sgt Garrett Gloyn (Police, PS, Cirencester)

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Theft Of Number Plates

The theft of number plates in the Cotswolds area has risen quite sharply since the start of 2019, with over 75 reports being made to the police. There may be several factors behind this increase, as criminals often wish to change the identity of a vehicle they use to commit offences such as, selling a stolen vehicle, ram raids, burglary, avoiding payment at petrol stations, avoiding speeding fines or possible detection by CCTV.

Anyone who needs a genuine set of number plates has to show a vehicle registration document to a legitimate supplier, so stealing plates is much easier for the criminal.

  • To prevent falling victim to this kind of crime some simple steps should be considered:
  • Where possible park your vehicle in your garage overnight.
  • If you don’t have a garage, park in busy and well-lit areas.
  • Use safe, well-lit public car parks and look for the “Park Mark” secure car park sign
  • Use inexpensive security screws which can be turned easily using a screwdriver to fit them but can’t be undone using normal tools. These can be found on the Internet or at high street car accessory stores.
  • Use high tack sticking products that prevent the plates being removed without being damaged if force is used.
  • Use theft-resistant number plates which may cost a little more but are designed to resist known attack methods and will also break if forced off.

If your number plates are stolen or you have any information regarding this type of crime please report it to the police by calling 101. Alternatively you may use this link to make your report https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/do-it-online/report-a-crime-or-provide-information-anonymously/report-a-crime-or-incident/

Please report suspicious activity straight away and if you believe a crime is being committed then dial 999. You can report information regarding criminal activity anonymously to Crime Stoppers by ringing 0800 555111.

Message Sent By Bob Lloyd (Police, Neighbourhood Watch Officer, Gloucestershire)

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