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Police warning over keyless car thefts in Peterborough

A number of cars have been stolen in Peterborough over the last week without any keys.

Police crime prevention officer Amanda Large said: “We have seen a number cars stolen this week across Peterborough in this way.

Car theft

“Owners of high value, desirable cars are advised to take extra precautions.”

A Mercedes was stolen in Hampton on Friday, October 5 (crime reference number 35/35187/18), a Renault was stolen in Stanground on Monday, October 8 (35/35831/18) and a BMW was stolen in Stanground on Tuesday, October 9 (35/36097/18).

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting the relevant crime number or visit www.contactcambspolice.uk/Report/.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police security advice

Further advice on what to do if your vehicle is stolen can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/what-to-do-if-your-vehicle-has-been-stolen.

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