Two arrested and motorists warned as thieves target cars (Frampton Cotterell)

Posted on Friday 21st May 2010 at 8:17 am by SH (Editor)

Police have arrested two young men after cars were broken into in Frampton Cotterell overnight.

Officers were called at St Saviours Rise at about 1.40am today, Wednesday May 19 2010, by a resident who had spotted a group of youths trying car doors.

Police attended and searched the area, finding property including satellite navigation systems, laptops and wallets hidden in the street. Officers believe seven cars were searched by the thieves.

At around 4.45am officers arrested two young men in connection with the incident.

Two 17-year-old men remain in police custody pending further enquiries.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Adrian Fallows said: “Crime Scene Investigators are examining the vehicles and recovered property. Police Community Support Officer Andy Pound will be patrolling the area today to offer reassurance and crime prevention advice to local people.

“I would appeal for anyone who may have any information which could help our enquiries to contact us on 0845 456 7000.”

“The average number of vehicle crimes in the neighbourhood has reduced by 50 per cent, to around four a month, compared with last year, so this incident really is unusual. While the area has relatively low crime levels, it’s still important that people don’t make life easy for opportunist thieves by leaving valuables like tools, laptops, mobile phones and sat navs in their cars.”

“I would also ask people to mark their property with their postcode and register valuables on the national database, www.immobilise.com. This deters thieves because it makes it more likely they will be convicted if caught.”

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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