We’re being warned that car thieves are on the prowl in Eastbourne.
Police say there has been a spate of thefts recently, where the vehicle is taken after the keys are taken from within the home. Many thieves are specifically looking for cars to joy ride in.
Detective Constable Sheila Bonell said, “We are asking the public to be extra vigilant with regards to the security of their homes and vehicles by locking all downstairs windows and doors either when not at home or when they retire to bed. Also to make sure that any car keys are well hidden to prevent the theft and subsequent risk that this could pose to the community.”
To help prevent our homes and cars from being targeted, we’re being offered the following advice