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CAR thieves in Oxdown will get a stark 'hands off' warning in a new new initiative to curb
Yellow disks, stating 'Thieves Beware', are to be given to motorists to hangon their rear view mirrors.
The plastic disks will warn criminals: "All items of value have been removed from this vehicle.
makes up more than one quarter of Oxdown's crime.
Thousands of the disks have been produced in a bid to cut car crime, which
The initiative has been taken by Oxdown Community Safety Partnership, which unites the police,
Oxdown Council and other groups to reduce crimINAL.
Community safety coordinator Richard Tolson hopes will cut car crime by up to five per cent in 12
He said: "Vehicle owners must take more responsibility for the security of their onw cars.
CCTV cameras in Oxdown's main car parks have halted the the rise in thefts of and from cars. But two
letters in last week’s gazette demanded more camras after readers' cars were raided in side streets.
Mr tolson said that cars were 16 times more vulnerable to theft when parkedondriveways, 52 times more
in the street & 145 times more when parked on a street away from pople's homes,
He ruled out more CCTV cameras because of the cost
The disks will be distributed by Crime Prevention Panel members this week end and during evening next
Oxdown high School pupils wearing fancie dress help on Saturday and Sun.
Security leaflets and disks are available at polcie stations and libraries.
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