Phone and iPod stolen from parked car

Motorists are being urged to secure their vehicles after a car was broken into on the Scarva Road.

The incident occurred on November 28 when sometime between 7.30pm and 8pm, the window of a blue Ford Focus was broken and a dark blue handbag, Nokia mobile phone and iPod taken.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to this theft to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

A police spokesperson said, “Thieves are opportunistic and unattended cars can often look like an attractive prospect to criminals. We do not want anyone to fall prey to this type of crime and would urge all motorists to take steps to protect your car and valuables.

“Don’t make it easy for thieves - remove all valuables, such as handbags, wallets, CD players, laptops, Sat Navs and phones from view. Lock valuable items in the boot and remove the face plate from your in-car stereo system. In a number of these incidents the thief is going straight for the glove box so avoid storing your valuables here - where possible, keep your wallet, purse, cash or phone on your person. Ensure your vehicle is locked and all windows and sun roofs secure.

“Improving your car’s security features such as alarms, prominent VIN number markings, immobilisers and tracking devices can also help protect your vehicle.”