Thefts From Vehicles: Police Advice

Please be aware that we have seen a rise in reports to us about thefts from vehicles.
This has been across both Hastings & Rother.
It appears that residents are leaving personal belongings on display when parking their vehicles.
Items such as mobile phones, laptops, wallets, handbags and loose change have been stolen as they haven't been taken out of the vehicle when locking up.
Please remember to take all valuables with you - leaving items on view can tempt fate.
Don't become a victim of crime - take it with you.

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