Campervan owners urged to park smart following two thefts in Donegal

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – July 22, 2020 WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleDerry City to play Celtic friendly in ScotlandNext articleDonegal CCC confirm Championship fixture details News Highland Google+ Ensure a good quality hitch lock and wheel clamps are in place and that the caravan is locked to a secure pointGet an alarm fitted if one is not already in placeKeep valuables out of sight and remove when not in useEnsure windows and doors are lockedPark in a well-lit area. Keep a light on if leaving unattended overnightUse a cover when not in use. This may deter thieves as pulling off a cover can be noisy and add to the time taken to steal the caravanKeep good records of all serial numbers, unique markings, image of the caravan/campervan etc. Keep documents secure.Consider voluntarily registering your caravan with the Central Registration and Identification Scheme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Campervan owners urged to park smart following two thefts in Donegal It’s emerged that two caravan/campervans have been stolen in Donegal since January 2019. In total, 43 have been stolen nationwide over the same period – 13 since March of this year.The most recent incident occurred this month where a caravan worth around €4,000 was stolen from a yard.The owner had no record of any serial number or chassis number or image of the caravan, which can make it very hard for An Garda Síochána to recover.Thankfully in this instance, Gardaí were able to recover the caravan which has since been returned to the owner.The value of some of the caravans and campervans that have been stolen ranges in value from €1,000 to €30,000.As part of the Garda Park Smart appeal, Gardaí are appealing to caravan and campervan owners to take extra security measures following the cluster of recent thefts.Crime Prevention Advice: Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more