If you live in the Birmingham or the surrounding areas and you own a Range Rover Evoque, then you are being advised to take extra care in securing your vehicle.
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police has confirmed that there has been a spike in Range Rover Evoques being taken with four reported thefts in under one hour.
A tweet shared on the @ResponseWMP Twitter page said:
“In the last hour there have been 4 Range Rover Evoque stolen in the winson green area of Birmingham alone.
“There has been a huge spike in Evoque’s being stolen in recent weeks.
“It’s well worth investing in a steering lock. It’s enough to prevent a theft. PC 22025”.
If you know anyone living in and around Birmingham who also happens to own an Evoque, then it might be worth while sharing this with them so that they can take the necessary precautions needed in order to ensure that they do not become the next victim.
In particular, people are being advised to share this information in any local community groups on social media.
Many people have been calling for motor manufacturers to come up with better security systems – especially as a £40 steering lock can mean the difference between your £35,000 vehicle being stolen or not.
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