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2:09pm Thursday 30th August 2012 in News
A HANDBAG was stolen from a beauty spot in Chilbolton .
Police are appealing for witness after the theft at the Westdown Nature Reserve car park.
Between 1pm and 1.30pm on Thursday, 23 August, the window of the victim’s silver Mercedes A160 was smashed and a small brown clutch bag was stolen. The bag contained a mobile phone and a small amount of cash.
Pc Philip Covey, from Andover police station, said: “I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident, or who saw anyone suspicious in the area at the time.
“Most offences of theft from a motor vehicle are opportunist and if valuable items such as handbags, sat navs, mobile phones and cameras are left inside a vehicle, it is much more likely to be targeted by thieves.
“My simple message to motorists is, when leaving your car, close all windows, lock your doors and remove all valuable items. Unfortunately a lot of people put their valuables in the boot or in footwells and even though they are out of sight, they are by no means safe”.
Police advice includes removing all sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from the windscreen, leaving the glove box open to show there is nothing inside and fitting and alarm or immobiliser to your car.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Pc Covey at Andover police station by phoning 101 or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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