Font Size A A A
Receive messages by voice

Appeal to be vigilant following rise in thefts from vehicles and outbuildings in rural areas

Alert message sent 28/07/2020 14:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Gloucestershire Constabulary

Officers are asking residents to please be vigilant following a recent rise in vehicle and shed/garage breaks in the Tewkesbury area.

Rural areas such as Bishops Cleeve, Winchcombe and Witcombe are amongst the areas that have been targeted by offenders.

10 thefts from vehicles have been reported so far this month and investigating officers believe that offenders have gained entry before conducting searches and stealing items from inside.

Criminals are quick to exploit any opportunity they are presented with, such as taking advantage of unlocked vehicles, and officers are urging owners to remove valuable items when leaving vehicles overnight as well as parking in well-lit areas where possible.

 Advice on keeping your vehicle secure can be found here:

As well as this four shed/garage breaks have also been reported with items such as gardening equipment and bicycles being stolen.

With the summer months here homeowners are advised to ensure that their sheds and garages are kept secure and that valuable items are not on display.

Advice on securing your shed/garage can be found here:

Anyone who believes that their vehicle or shed/garage has been targeted is asked to call 101 or 999 if an offender remains in the area.

Information can also be submitted via our online reporting tool:

Message sent by
The Appeals Team (Police, External Communications Officer, )

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.