Drivers warned about leaving cars unattended while defrosting

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by

DRIVERS are being warned not to leave their car unattended to defrost after a vehicle was stolen from a driveway.

A white Nissan Juke was stolen from a driveway in Sandy Lane, Billingham at around 7.45am this morning (Friday, December 4).

Officers are appealing for information from the public after the NU12 plate car was driven off by an unknown person. The owner had only left the car for a few seconds and when she came out of the house she saw the car being driven onto Whitehouse Road.

PC Richard Sweeney said: “The owner of the car was doing what a lot of drivers do in the icy weather at this time of year, but unfortunately the consequences of this can be costly and far reaching; the owner has been left distraught because car thieves have taken the opportunity to strike.

“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed anything to call us as it may assist in the investigation and help us to locate the car and those responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Richard Sweeney on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.

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1:14pm Tue 4 Dec 12

glyn says...

Silly Lady.
Generally most insurers will not cover you or the car if the keys are left in the ignition.
One expensive lesson
Silly Lady. Generally most insurers will not cover you or the car if the keys are left in the ignition. One expensive lesson glyn
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1:32pm Tue 4 Dec 12

ST1100 says...

No matter how many times people are warned, they always seem to thing it will never happen to them .......... well this is another one that has found out that "Yes it does" and if you don't take proper care over it's security there will be someone, someday, that will relieve you of it.
No matter how many times people are warned, they always seem to thing it will never happen to them .......... well this is another one that has found out that "Yes it does" and if you don't take proper care over it's security there will be someone, someday, that will relieve you of it. ST1100
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2:59pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Mr A says...

12 Plate car!

All 12 Plate cars come with two sets of keys if this lady had to warm her car with one set why did she not lock it with the other?
12 Plate car! All 12 Plate cars come with two sets of keys if this lady had to warm her car with one set why did she not lock it with the other? Mr A
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