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Police warn of beauty spot car break-ins

10:30 17 March 2014

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Seven cars broken into in seven days at popular North Devon walking spots.

POLICE are advising motorists not to leave valuables in their vehicles following a spate of thefts at local beauty spots this month.

Several parked cars have been broken into at Crow Point, Velator Quay and Westleigh in the space of a few days.

Windows were smashed and items taken include handbags, iPhones, a sat-navs and an angle grinder.

In the latest incident on Saturday, a purse containing a large amount of cash, hidden under a front seat, was taken from a car at Velator Quay.

It was one of seven similar incidents reported to police in the space of a week.

PCSO Hannah Denton said: “It is so easy to think you will be only be a few minutes and to push your bag under the seat but unfortunately we cannot risk this.

“I am urging people to put items completely out of sight in a secure boot or take them with them.”

For crime prevention advice, or if to offer information about the thefts, call PCSO Denton 101 quoting cn/14/92 or email hannah.denton@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk

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