Football fans have been warned to secure their cars and hide valuable objects from view after a spate of thefts from parked vehicles during an MK Dons game at the weekend.
Between 2.30pm and 5pm on Saturday, five cars parked in Clarke Road, in Mount Farm Industrial Estate, Bletchley, had their windows smashed, and items including a mobile phone, satnav and house keys were stolen.
The vehicles had been parked in the area, about 500 metres from stadiummk, by their owners who had gone to watch the MK Dons match against Swindon Town.
Fans who travel to the games and park their cars before walking to the stadium are advised to ensure their vehicles are secure, and hide all objects out of view.
There are some simple steps you can take to help prevent yourself becoming a victim:
Either take your property with you when you get out of the vehicle, or keep items locked in the boot out of sight.
Even things like an old coat, sunglasses or loose change can be a temptation for someone to ‘smash and grab’ – they steal first and think about value later.
If you have a portable satnav, remove it when not in use, and also remove the cradle and wipe off any sucker marks as they are an indicator that the satnav itself may still be in the car.
Leave your empty glove box and centre console open so that it can be seen that there is nothing to steal.
Lock doors and close windows.