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Keep your vehicle safe and secure

Police in Blandford are reminding taxi drivers and vehicle owners to be vigilant and keep vehicles secure.

The advice comes after two taxis in the town have been broken into, with a quantity of cash stolen in each incident.

The first incident occurred between 5.45pm and 6.55pm on Saturday 29 December 2012, in Kingston Close in Blandford. The second occurred at approximately 8pm on Thursday 3 January 2013, along Eastleaze Road.  

Blandford Neighbourhood Inspector Shawn Whitley said: “With two incidents in quick succession I want to take the opportunity to remind motorists to be vigilant and take precautions to keep their vehicles and possessions safe.

“Don’t give thieves the opportunity to steal anything by always removing valuables from your vehicle and keep doors and windows locked.

“If possible, drivers should park their cars in well lit areas and always use their vehicle alarm if they have one.

“I’d urge anyone with any information about either of these incidents to contact us. Equally, if you see anything suspicious, or anyone acting suspiciously, please report it to police.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.