Magherafelt car owners warned after thefts


Motorists in Magherafelt are warned to be on the lookout after reports of cars being stolen and broken into and valuabes taken.

Police in the town are appealing to drivers to ensure their vehicles are locked and do not contain valuable when left unattended.

A police spokesperson said: “Please keep your vehicle locked at all times. Leaving valuables, such as your handbag, wallet, CD player, laptop, Sat Nav or phone on view in your vehicle is like an open invitation to opportunist thieves.

“If they see something valuable on view, they will find a way to get it. You only have to leave your vehicle for a short time for a thief to act.

“Taking simple precautions such as locking valuable items out of sight can help ensure they will be kept safe.

“Taking just a few moments can significantly improve your chances of not becoming a victim of this type of crime. Improved car security features such as alarms, immobilisers and tracking devices.”