Theft from Motor Vehicle: Longton

Report of a theft from a motor vehicle received at 7am this morning (10 September) at an address in Trentham Road.

Offender/s have smashed rear windows and taken a laptop from the rear seat.

Incident believed to have occurred between 11.45pm 9 September and 6.30am 10 September.

Chief Inspector Rob Taylor, Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “Drivers can take a few simple measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this sort of crime.

“Many criminals often just take advantage if an opportunity appears – if they go past a car and see a mobile phone on the seat or a Sat Nav in its cradle; they’ll break in and take them. If the vehicle looks empty, they are far more likely to leave it alone. By keeping things out of sight, your vehicle may present less of an open invitation to them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 72 of September 10.

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