|Tuesday, 24 October, 2023|
|Increase in reported thefts of high value vehicles|
Thames Valley Police have seen an increase in reported thefts of high value vehicles across the Bracknell and Wokingham areas.
Unfortunately, some high value prestige makes and models of cars can be targeted by organised criminal groups, often as they are worth more to criminals and easier to dispose of as parts rather than a complete car.
Modern cars that have keyless entry and ignition systems are proving to be a particular target, as thieves can utilise electronic devices to copy and mimic the vehicle’s actual key in order to get in and start them without causing damage.
Car owners can utilise tried and tested forms of physical security to try and deter these car thieves:-
If you have any information relating to crime in your neighbourhood or have CCTV, video doorbell or Dashcam recordings of suspicious individuals, vehicles or activity please report this via our website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk or by calling the non-emergency number 101.
If you wish to remain anonymous you can pass information via the independent charity “Crimestoppers” by phoning 0800 555 111 or via their website.
For more advice on how to keep your vehicle safe, please visit the Thames Valley Police website www.thamesvalley.police.uk