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Investigation launched after steering wheels stolen from cars in Basingstoke

Press release   •   Nov 21, 2018 15:14 GMT

Officers are appealing for witnesses after steering wheels were stolen from six cars in Basingstoke.

Between 6.30pm on November 19 and 8.30am on November 20, six BMW car were targeted in the Kempshott area of Basingstoke.

The steering wheel was stolen from each but none of the cars suffered any other damage.

Sgt Trevor Taylor said: “We are urging residents in the area to remain vigilant as this is quite an unusual spate of thefts.

“If you notice anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles in your neighbourhood or hear anything out of the ordinary, please let us know.

“We will be carrying out extra patrols in the area, but information you have could really help us catch those responsible.”

He added: “We have carried out enquiries in the area, but if you have private CCTV in the area, please can you check your footage and call us if you have anything that you think will help us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting 44180396891, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number


In an emergency, call 999.