Police Issue Vehicle Reminder after Spate of Vehicle Break-ins in Hartlepool

Police are reminding vehicle owners to ensure their vehicles are locked and valuables are not left on display after a spate of thefts from vehicles across Hartlepool.

Around 34 vehicle break-ins occurred in a seven-day period from Monday 1st July. Items such as money, sunglasses and bags were taken by opportunist theives.

Officers would like to remind members of the public to ensure that vehicle doors and windows are securely locked and not to leave valuables on display in an unattended vehicle. It is suspected that the majority of the break-ins occurred due to vehicles being left insecure.

Seaton, Foggy Furze and Fens are amongst the areas which have seen the spate of opportunist thefts.

Police recently arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of vehicle interference in Hartlepool and he was later released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.