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Community Safety Group sponsors anti-car crime initiative

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The front and back sides of the notice which hangs on the rear-view mirror.

Don't leave anything on view in your car
Mr. Ian Wallace, Chairman of the Garioch and North Marr CSG and Sergeant Andy Verreydt check the contents of a car.

Police Scotland have announced the launch of a pro-active campaign designed to target car crime, particularly break-ins to vehicles.

This initiative, which is being run in partnership with Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group, involves displaying a high profile card hanger from the vehicle's interior mirror, to warn prospective thieves that there is nothing of value contained within. The inside of the card has reminders to the driver to make sure that nothing of value is left on display, that windows are shut and doors locked and that the alarm or immobilier is activated.

Westhill-based Sergeant Andy Verreydt, stated:

"The purpose of this campaign is to illustrate to motorists that by simply displaying a high visibility card from the interior mirror of their vehicles, warning potential thieves that the car is secure and there is nothing of value on display, they can reduce the chances of becoming victims of crime."

Mr. Ian Wallace, Chairman of the Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group added:

" It is my hope that this initiative will enable motorists to reduce the possibility of becoming victims of car crime, especially at this time of year. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer our support to Police Scotland and to be working in partnership with them in tackling this important issue. "

Sergeant Verreydt concluded:

"By displaying these warning cards within their vehicles, and remembering to remove any items of value from view and securing any doors or windows, motorists can significantly reduce the chances of becoming victims of this crime, which is especially harrowing at this time of year."

If you would like a card to help make your car more secure, they are available from Westhill, Huntly and Inverurie Police Offices, together with a number of local garages and filling stations.

If you want more information regarding this initiative you can contact Police Scotland by phone by dialling 101.

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