Chiswick Police Warning On Theft From Vehicles

The public warned to be vigilant as the problem continues

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Police in Chiswick have warned people not to leave valuable items in their parked cars as theft from vehicles continues to be a problem.

Despite continued warnings and patrols, the police say people continue to leave sat navs and laptops and other valuable items on view.

The problem is particularly acute in the Homefields Ward area. A police spokesperson said this remained a "priority" crime for local police and they want to remind people to be vigilant.

In relation to reports of young men on bicycles looking into parked cars in Chiswick, the public are advised to Dial 999 so that police can be alerted. If a crime has already happened, dial 101.

Meanwhile local police arrested one man and issued a warning on drugs to another during a search of local pubs and patrols on Chiswick High Road as part of Operation Condor.

Over thirty people were searched as police officers and PCSOs conducted high visibility patrols to prevent and deter alcohol-related disorder last Friday and Saturday (June 29/30). The operation took place between 1600hrs to 0200hrs.

Visits were carried out to a number of licensed premises with officers working in uniform and plain clothes, identifying possible drug users within pubs.

On Friday night, police undertook a plain clothes Anti-Drugs operation in partnership with The George IV pub. Plain clothes officers were on duty inside and outside the pub. Checks of the toilets and stop and searches were carried out.

The police said they received positive feedback from both pub staff and local residents.

Drug taking in pubs will not be tolerated, said a police statement.

Further work towards Operation Condor  will continue throughout the summer in London.

July 6, 2012