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Published: 00:00, 13 June 2014 |
Updated: 10:33, 13 June 2014
There has been a rise in thefts from vehicles in Deal and Walmer according to the police.
This has urged officers to remind residents not to leave valuables on show in their cars when out in public.
PCSO Gary Painter said: "In May we recorded 66 incidents of theft from motor vehicle in the area, the highest figure for a single month so far this year.
“We are working hard can to catch those responsible and have charged one local teenager with several offences."
Reece Ripley, an 18-year-old man from William Pitt Avenue in Deal, was arrested in the early hours of May 11 and bailed to appear at court on June 16 charged with the alleged theft from a motor vehicle and an incident of attempted theft.
He will also face one charge of possession of a class A drug, and one of possessing an offensive weapon.
Meanwhile, police in Walmer continue to urge people to take a few simple steps to ensure they do not fall foul of similar crimes.
PCSO Tony Edwards said: “Over recent weeks, thieves have targeted unlocked vehicles to steal items like sat navs, sunglasses and mobile phones. Help us to help you and keep your valuables safe.
"Remove it – take all valuables with you; thieves know to check your glove box or boot. Secure it – close windows, lock up and set the alarm or immobiliser if you have them.”
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