Police in Harrow warn drivers after thefts from cars

Police warn divers after thefts

Police warn divers after thefts

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Drivers are being warned by police after a series of thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles in the borough.

Officers in Harrow are raising awareness among vehicle owners after thieves appeared to be targeting cars and vans in the area for the parts.

The three thefts took place in Margaret's Avenue and Sherwood Road in South Harrow and Blenheim Road in North Harrow.

Police say thieves have been targeting people carriers, 4x4s and commercial vans because of their high ground clearance, giving them easy access to the underside of the vehicle.

Catalytic converters are sold for their scrap metal value but thieves can only get a small amount of money.

Sergeant Jamie Kay from Harrow Police said: "Harrow is one of the safest boroughs in London and we want to ensure that our communities are and their property is not targeted by catalytic converter thieves.

"Accordingly, we urge vehicle owners to be vigilant and consider adopting some measures to help protect their vehicle against this type of theft.

"By working together, we can continue to make Harrow even safer."

Measures recommended by police include defensive parking, catalytic converter protective sleeves and security lighting.

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3:07am Fri 29 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Useful preventive measures from Sgt Jamie Kay which I hope many will follow and benefit from.

Hope to see many Harrovians today at the Police Family Day event showcasing our Emergency Services at the Whitchurch Primary School ,Wemborough Road, in Stanmore from 11am to 4pm.

A superb free event full of interesting things for all age groups which should also be educational.Take your kids and grand-children along so they can also become familiar with the world they live in and learn about our policing services.Have a great day out.
Useful preventive measures from Sgt Jamie Kay which I hope many will follow and benefit from. Hope to see many Harrovians today at the Police Family Day event showcasing our Emergency Services at the Whitchurch Primary School ,Wemborough Road, in Stanmore from 11am to 4pm. A superb free event full of interesting things for all age groups which should also be educational.Take your kids and grand-children along so they can also become familiar with the world they live in and learn about our policing services.Have a great day out. Sonoo Malkani
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3:07am Fri 29 Aug 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Useful preventive measures from Sgt Jamie Kay which I hope many will follow and benefit from.

Hope to see many Harrovians today at the Police Family Day event showcasing our Emergency Services at the Whitchurch Primary School ,Wemborough Road, in Stanmore from 11am to 4pm.

A superb free event full of interesting things for all age groups which should also be educational.Take your kids and grand-children along so they can also become familiar with the world they live in and learn about our policing services.Have a great day out.
Useful preventive measures from Sgt Jamie Kay which I hope many will follow and benefit from. Hope to see many Harrovians today at the Police Family Day event showcasing our Emergency Services at the Whitchurch Primary School ,Wemborough Road, in Stanmore from 11am to 4pm. A superb free event full of interesting things for all age groups which should also be educational.Take your kids and grand-children along so they can also become familiar with the world they live in and learn about our policing services.Have a great day out. Sonoo Malkani
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11:49pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Attended the Family Day and was delighted to see the response from so many families who were having a whale of a time!The kids were really enjoying being treated to sitting in the Police cars and seeing the vintage cars and dogs as well.They had fun on the fire engine as well.

The highlight of the day was the arrival of the Police helicopter which was greeted with much joy as young ones ran up to speak with the pilots.

Sgt Jamie Kay was there with many of our local police officers and deserves praise for putting together an excellent show.Cllr Sue Anderson and Jeremy Zeid also attended.

Altogether,well worth attending,especially as parking was free and well organised.The weather did us proud and brought out the crowds.

Keep your cars safely locked up and do remember to follow the crime prevention tips from the article above.
Attended the Family Day and was delighted to see the response from so many families who were having a whale of a time!The kids were really enjoying being treated to sitting in the Police cars and seeing the vintage cars and dogs as well.They had fun on the fire engine as well. The highlight of the day was the arrival of the Police helicopter which was greeted with much joy as young ones ran up to speak with the pilots. Sgt Jamie Kay was there with many of our local police officers and deserves praise for putting together an excellent show.Cllr Sue Anderson and Jeremy Zeid also attended. Altogether,well worth attending,especially as parking was free and well organised.The weather did us proud and brought out the crowds. Keep your cars safely locked up and do remember to follow the crime prevention tips from the article above. Sonoo Malkani
  • Score: -5
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