POLICE have warned residents following a spate of thefts from and of vehicles in Newbury.

Between the end of January to February 8, four car and motorbike related thefts occurred in Newbury streets.

The first took place between January 25 and February 8, where a catalytic converter was taken from a Honda Jazz in Trout Walk.

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Thames Valley Police (TVP) have asked anyone with any information to contact the Police Enquiry Centre on 101, referencing 43210053672.

On February 5, thieves stole a blue Yamaha YBR 125 motorcycle from Wharf Street between 4.45pm and 10.45pm.

Anyone with details is asked to call 101, referencing 43210051123.

A vehicle was then taken from Redfield Court on February 6.

A black Peugeot Speedfight motorcycle was taken between 5am and 9am.

Those with information are asked to call 101 referencing 43210051469.

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TVP steps to keeping vehicles safe

TVP steps to keeping vehicles safe

Lastly, a wallet was stolen from the glovebox of an Audi A2 in Middle street on February 8.

It happened between 1.20pm and 1.40pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, referencing 43210054333.

Police have issued these details in a string of alert messages on the TVP website, and advise locals to be cautious to burglaries and thefts by not leaving valuables in cars and using extra security equipment.

Catalytic converter theft has seen an increase across the country recently.

TVP adivse that, to keep one safe, ask car dealers if they can give any advice on locks or guards that are approved by the vehicle manufacturer.

PICTURED: Wharf Road, Newbury

PICTURED: Wharf Road, Newbury

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Alternatively, the force have said to try to make sure a vehicle is parked in a garage overnight.

If this isn’t possible, police recommend parking in an area that’s well-lit and overlooked and try to park so that the converter can’t be easily reached by potential thieves.

Vehicles that sit high above the road are particularly vulnerable.

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