Don't invite thieves into your car, Leicester drivers warned
Drivers arriving at car parks this week are being reminded to remove all valuables from their vehicles.
Police community support officers and Leicester City Council's city wardens will speak to drivers at four city car parks.
The campaign has been launched in response to a recent rise in thefts from vehicles in the city centre.
It will focus on the St Nicholas Circle, Leicester Royal Infirmary NCP, Lee Circle and Welford Road car parks.
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Sergeant Nicola Preston, deputy commander of city centre police, said the most commonly stolen items included sat navs, iPods, laptop computers, bags and coats.
Many of the vehicles had been unlocked, Sgt Preston said.
"By taking just a few moments to remove your sat nav, including the cradle, and any other items before you leave your car can significantly reduce the risk of you becoming a victim of vehicle crime."
A crime prevention message will also appear on 60,000 pay and display tickets for on-street parking in the city throughout this month and March.