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Police warn drivers to lock car doors after vehicle theft spike in Highgate

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A police sergeant has said a rise in car thefts in Highgate is mostly due to owners forgetting to lock their vehicles.

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Sgt Mohammed Uddin said that most car crimes last month took place after owners left their car doors unlocked, while in Crouch End there have also been more break-ins.

Since February 13, 20 vehicle crimes have been reported, with stolen goods including a handbag taken from the boot of a car, sat-navs and two Samsung tablets. In February, a BMW car and two BMW motorbikes were also stolen.

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with some of the thefts.

The Highgate Safer Neighbourhood Team has issued a warning to residents and advised them to fit car alarms, steering locks and an electronic engine immobiliser, which prevents the engine from running without the correct key.

Sgt Uddin said: “We ask people not to keep anything valuable on show and to double-check that the car is locked.”

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