A beauty spot is a remote place in our countryside, often visited by walkers and dog walkers. The isolation of these areas makes theft from a car quite common, especially in the summer months.

Our advice:

  • Before you leave home, think about what you need and leave any unnecessary items of value at home
  • Make sure you do not leave documents which have your personal details on in your vehicle
  • Try to park in sign-posted parking areas
  • Be cautious about parking your car in isolation. Thieves can be put off when other people are around
  • Do not leave anything in your vehicle. A jacket or coat left behind may be of very little value to you, but a thief may think it has been used to hide a laptop or handbag and will break into your vehicle to find out
  • Take items with you rather than locking them in the boot, you can't be sure who has seen you
  • Do not leave your sat-nav in your vehicle and don't forget to remove the cradle and wipe the sucker marks from your windscreen
  • Remember to shut all windows and sunroofs and lock all doors. Activate the alarm and immobiliser
  • Make use of any security products you might have such as steering locks
  • Whilst enjoying the sights make sure you keep your bag and possessions with you
  • Register all your valuables on the Immobilise website

To report a theft to us call 101 our non-emergency number. If a crime is in progress call 999.

When calling us, to help us help you:

  • Please provide your location and exact time (or time frame) of when the vehicle was broken in to
  • Have to hand your vehicle registration, make and colour.
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