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Land Rover Thefts

Alert message sent 18/10/2017 10:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Although there has been a reduction compared to recent months Land Rover thefts & thefts from Land Rovers are still a concern. They continue to be targeted by thieves using key coding or similar devices to more basic methods. The ‘theft from’ items include wallets, expensive clothing, tools & equipment often left in full view, an easy target. As well as parts such as the spare wheel (a common target), rear windows bonnet & doors have been stolen.


The loss of a vehicle, its contents or the damage caused by an attempted theft can of course be a huge inconvenience to the victims as well as the financial loss. A back-to-basics approach may be advisable, please consider investing in a category 3 Thatcham approved mechanical immobilizer such as Disklok, Pedalbox or Stoplock, which will be a visual deterrent. Please see the below list of other security options which may help prevent you becoming a victim.

  • High-quality steering wheel, gear stick &/or pedal locks.
  • Consider a lock cover for the car diagnostics port to prevent keyless theft.
  • The best quality alarm system available.
  • Fit a tracking device.
  • Consider fitting a hidden battery isolation or a fuel cut-off switch.
  • Keep the vehicle in a lockable garage/building or park in well-lit areas, which are overlooked.
  • Block the vehicle in on the drive way with a less vulnerable vehicle or item.
  • Think security every time you leave your vehicle – are doors, windows and sunroof all shut and locked?
  • Ensure any valuables are removed from the vehicle.
  • Thieves will target component parts so consider marking them using a forensic marking solution or system.
  • Have the vehicle identification number etched on windows.
  • Take photographs of unusual features, modifications, damage or repairs which could aid identification if stolen
  • Is CCTV an option?

Please be vigilant, protect your property & report any suspicious activity.

Message sent by
Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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