Posted: Wed 15th Feb 2023

Police urge vigilance after report of suspicious activity in Hawarden

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 2023

Police are urging residents in Hawarden to be vigilant following a report of suspicious activity in the early hours of Monday 14th February.

The report described a Silver Vauxhall Astra with four males on board driving slowly up and down a residential street off Wood Lane, acting suspiciously.

In response, police are advising residents to review their home security measures, including keeping their cars locked and secure, and being mindful of where they keep their car keys.

Offering security advice, the police said: “Have you considered using timer switches for lights? You can even purchase a fake LED TV simulator that flickers random lights, giving the impression that the TV is on, it is ideal for bedrooms.”

Residents are also being urged to consider additional security measures for their vehicles, such as getting a professionally fitted car alarm and immobiliser, using additional security devices, and ensuring that their vehicles are always locked and well-lit.

In addition, residents are being advised not to leave their car windows open, and to be aware that “keyless” systems can be vulnerable to thieves.

“If your car has a ‘keyless’ system, keep keys far away from the car to disrupt communication range. Keep the key in a shielded RFID wallet or pouch, use a steering wheel lock for extra protection,” the police said.

They also urged residents to be proactive and keep an eye out for their neighbours, and to report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.

Any suspicious activity can be reported to North Wales Police via the non-emergency number 101, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com
Latest News

  • Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • Deeside locker maker helps greenkeepers stay on course for Open Championship
  • Fresh bid to turn a chapel in Buckley into eight new homes

  • More...

    Voter registration closes today for next months Police and Crime Commissioner elections

    News

    Deeside locker maker helps greenkeepers stay on course for Open Championship

    News

    Fresh bid to turn a chapel in Buckley into eight new homes

    News

    Deeside based Iceland launches first ever supermarket customer election manifesto

    News

    Wrexham to host to second stage of Tour of Britain Women

    News

    Young woman and child victims in Mold street robbery, police appeal for witnesses

    News

    Mold: Plans to turn former Boots store into bar given the green light

    News

    North East Wales Archives launch new digital content

    News

    Met Office issues weather warning for North Wales

    News