Police recover four stolen cars from Kingswood industrial unit

Police are warning motorists in South Gloucestershire to keep an eye on their car keys after recovering four stolen cars in an operation in Kingswood.

Officers from the Priority Crime Team found the cars being stripped down when they searched a unit at the Douglas Road Industrial Estate on Wednesday 5th January 2011.

The cars included a Vauxhall Corsa taken in a car key burglary in Filton in December 2010 as well as a Toyota stolen from Pucklechurch, a Peugeot 308 stolen from Redcliffe and a Mitsubishi Lancer taken from Clifton.

Officers also recovered a number of car parts from various vehicles in the search, part of Operation Relentless: keeping you safe.

Police later arrested two men aged 20 and 24 from Longwell Green and Kingswood and a 17-year-old Kingswood woman in connection with the operation. All three were later released on police bail.

Neighbourhood Inspector Kevin Thatcher said: “South Gloucestershire is a safe place to live, but everyone should still be remembering to secure their property from opportunist thieves.”

“Never leave valuables like tools, laptops, mobile phones and sat navs in your car. Most importantly when you get home keep your keys safely hidden – don’t leave them in the back of the door or within sight of the letter box.”

“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