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Car Thefts on the rise in Kemsley

Kent police are warning motorists to lock cars after several thefts in the area.

Beauvoir Drive is the worst affected road with five cars being broken into.  Items such as clothing and tools were taken.

Police would like to speak to a man who was seen trying door handles in the road. He is described as white, aged between 15-25 years old and was wearing a blue bomber jacket with dark trouser.

Cars were hit on the same night at Meteor Close, Pastime Close and Merleburgh Drive where a Sat-Nav was stolen. No one has yet been arrested.


Inspector Gavin Wade said:

“There are a number of steps which can be taken to help prevent items being stolen from motor vehicles.

“Ensure vehicles are locked securely. Remote locking with a car key should be double-checked to ensure it has worked.

“Remove all valuables from vehicles, including tools, satellite navigation devices, mobile phones and any other items which may be attractive to thieves.

“Have valuables security marked so it makes them harder to sell on if they are stolen.”

Anyone with information about the thefts in the area can call Kent police on 01795 419119