Motor dealers, police and Neighbourhood Watch join forces to tackle number plate thefts
MOTOR dealers, police and Neighbourhood Watch representatives are joining forces in a bid to tackle a rise in number plate thefts.
Police are offering tamper-proof screws for £1 and 17 garages in Rutland have agreed to fit them for free.
Inspector Kam Mistry said: “We have had 13 incidents where registration plates have been stolen, none of which had these screws fitted.
“Number plate thefts continue to be a problem nationally and have increased in recent years. This is partly due to an increase in the use of speed cameras, rise in petrol costs and charges for use of certain roads.
“We are really pleased to receive the support of so many of our local garages and I’d urge everyone in Rutland to go along and get their number plate screws changed because if everyone had tamper-proof screws fitted to their vehicles we could eliminate the crime altogether.”
Neighbourhood Watch is helping to promote the initiative.
The garages taking part are Colin Easson Motors in Cottesmore, Morcott Tyres and Exhaust Centre, Adams and Sons in Morcott, W H Higgins and Sons in South Luffenham, Ashwell Motors, Greetham Garage, Mill Garage in Caldecott, Central Garage in Uppingham and Rutland Autos, Braunston Garage, Oakham Tyre Co, Tim Norton, D Underwood, Foremark Garage, Rutland Testing Centre and Rutland Prestige, all in Oakham.
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