Easy pickings for 'opportunist' thieves who targeted seven cars on Monday night in Faversham

Contributed by editor on Oct 18, 2019 - 10:30 AM


Car owners in Faversham are being reminded to remove valuable items from their vehicles to deter opportunist thieves.

The advice comes after a number of reported overnight thefts in residential areas around the town centre on Monday 14 October 2019.


During this time, seven vehicles were broken into in the area. Offenders gained access to the vehicles without causing damage and showing no signs of forced entry. Items reported stolen include wallets, laptops, cash, keys and coats.

District Commander for Swale, Chief Inspector Alan Rogers said: ‘We suspect opportunist thieves may be visiting the area during the hours of darkness looking for insecure cars or vehicles with expensive items on show.


While we are investigating these offences, I would urge car owners to make sure you lock all doors and close windows whenever you leave the vehicle. Never leave anything valuable on display and if possible remove it from the car overnight. If feasible, park in a garage, secure car park or well-lit area.

‘My officers continue to patrol these areas overnight and I would urge anybody who sees someone on foot or in a vehicle acting suspiciously to contact us. Anyone with information which may assist is asked to call 01795 419119 quoting reference 46/198760/19. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at

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