Kent Police are reminding motorists to lock their cars and remove valuables after receiving several reports of theft from vehicles in Kemsley.
Between 5.30am and 6am on Tuesday (3rd January) Kent Police received reports of theft of property including clothing and tools from five cars in Beauvoir Drive.
Police would like to speak to a man who was reported to have been trying car door handles in the road at the time before running off. He is described as white, aged between 15 and 25 years old, 5ft 8in, of medium build and wearing a blue bomber jacket, and dark trousers.
Over the same night cars it was reported that items including a satellite navigation device were stolen from cars in Meteor Close, Pastime Close and Merleburgh Drive.
At present no arrests have been made however enquiries into these reports are on-going.
Inspector Gavin Wade, from Kent Police, told SFM News: "There are a number of steps which can be taken to help prevent items being stolen from motor vehicles. Please ensure vehicles are locked securely. Remote locking with a car key should be double-checked to ensure it has worked. Remove all valuables from vehicles, including tools, satellite navigation devices, mobile phones and any other items which may be attractive to thieves. Have valuables security marked so it makes them harder to sell on if they are stolen.'
Further details are available by following this link on the Kent police website: www.kent.police.uk/advice/theft/car-and-large-vehicle-theft/
Anyone with any information about thefts in their area can report them by calling Kent Police on 01795 419119 quoting reference number XY/439/17 or, alternatively, they can contact Kent Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.