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Vehicle Thefts in Bridgend

Surfers and sea lovers targeted by vehicle thefts in Bridgend

Residents in Bridgend are urged to evaluate the security of their vehicles following a series of thefts where valuables were stolen from cars as surfers and sea lovers headed into the water. It has become apparent that there are elevated levels of crime in areas around the beaches in Bridgend, specifically Porthcawl.

Police in Bridgend South Wales issued a message asking those visiting beaches not to leave keys and other valuables unattended in vehicles while going in the sea. Your car is more likely to be targeted if valuable items such as wallets, phones and sat-navs are on display, therefore it is better to remove them from the car or tuck them away into the glove compartment or under the seats. Don’t forget to remove sat-nav holders and any suction marks on the windscreen as they indicate you have valuables in the car.

Read our blog on https://keytek.co.uk/blog/help-prevent-car-stolen/ for more vehicle security advice. If you ever find yourself locked out of your car call your local Bridgend locksmith on 01656 334326.