Police warn residents in Hartlepool to be alert after car thieves strike across the town
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Police in Hartlepool are warning residents to be alert after a spate of thefts from cars across the town last few nights.
Cars have been broken into in almost all areas of the town, including Burn Valley, Foggy Furze, Throston, West Park and the town centre.
Officers have stepped up patrols in these areas, and are asking residents to double check that cars are locked, and to make sure that doorbell cameras are on where possible.
Inspector Adrian Dack, of Hartlepool Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Remember to remove items from your car and don’t leave anything on show. Whilst they may not be valuables, the thieves will still try to break into your car for them. Also, try to ensure that your doorbell camera is on if you have one.”
Anyone with CCTV footage or doorbell footage of any of these thefts, or anyone with information is asked to call 101.