Warning following spate of thefts from vehicles in Thanet

Police advise keeping your vehicle secure

Police are urging people in Thanet to make sure their vehicles are secure following recent thefts from cars and a van.

On 16 June, two men were seen trying car doors in Birchington and, two days later, a car in Roxburgh Road, Westgate had cash stolen from inside.

Also on 18 June, a van had tools stolen from inside in Beach Road, Westgate and on 20 June a handbag was stolen from a car in Brecon Square, Ramsgate.

Inspector Jim Woodward, of Thanet Community Safety Unit, said: “I urge vehicle owners to remove anything of value from their cars or vans when away from the vehicle and leave nothing on show.

“Ensure all doors are locked and windows are fully closed. If possible, park in a garage, a well-lit secure car park or an area covered by CCTV.”

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity should report it through the Kent Police website, or by calling 999 if a crime is in progress.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111, or complete the form on their website.

Kent Police’s Safer Summer initiative sees officers across the county taking part in a range of operations and engagement events to help tackle the issues affecting each community. Search for #SaferSummer on Twitter for updates on activity happening across the county.


    • They’re actually really, really good round here when you need them. If your incident is low priority, like a burglarly/car theft…I mean…don’t cry when its treated like a low priority. DV, knife crime, sexual assault and drugs are infinitely more important to deal with from a public safeguarding perspective.

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