MOTORISTS are being urged to do all they can to make sure their Christmas presents are not pinched out of their cars in the festive period.
Police have teamed up with the Boston Standard to issue this poster (below) – which can be cut out and placed on dashboards to try to deter thieves and warn would-be criminals – particularly at a time when people are shopping for expensive presents.
Sgt Brian Williams, of Boston Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Car crime is an ongoing issue in Boston but it’s a problem that has the potential to increase over the winter months and particularly over the Christmas period.
“It’s a time when people are buying their presents and these could well be a target for thieves.
“It may seem like a simple thing to do to remove any valuable items from your car but I think most people neglect to do this every now and again.
“Adding insult to injury it’s a really busy time for people and the last thing you want to be doing is sorting out the hassle of a broken car window.
“Not only is it highly annoying, it can be a really upsetting experience.
“We want to take this opportunity to urge everyone not to make it easy for thieves.
“Remove all valuables from show and ideally take them out of the car altogether. This might just save you becoming a victim to car crime.”
Pc Nic Hanson, crime reduction officer for Boston and South Holland, added: “Signage is all part of the tool kit – it is the first barrier against thieves and alerts them to the fact that this isn’t going to be an easy job.
“I fully appreciate that we live modern lives, are rushed and as a consequence we don’t always get the time to take things out of our cars but you are leaving yourself open.”
To contact police call 101.