Vehicle thefts result
in 16 week sentence for a Netherton Man
MERSEYSIDE Police have welcomed the
sentence of 29 year old, Shane Nixon, from Netherton, who has been sentenced to
16 weeks in prison, at Liverpool Crown Court, for the following offences that
took place in the Crosby area:-
► Theft of cash from
a Skoda estate, car parked in Rutherglen Avenue, Crosby, on 26 September 2017.
► Theft of 2 jackets from a Nissan Juke, parked on Glenby Avenue, Crosby,
on 27 September 2017.
► Vehicle interference from a Vauxhall Astra, on
Glenby Avenue, Crosby, on 27 September 2017.
Sergeant Jonathan Coote said:- "Nixon travelled to commit these offences
and we are glad that he is off the streets. We are grateful to our communities
for the information they provide on theft and car crime. If you continue to
provide information, we can keep taking such positive action. The sentencing of
Nixon follows ongoing proactive work targeting such offences in Crosby, but they
should also serve as a reminder to residents to keep any vehicles secure, at all
times and to keep any valuables out of sight. Community Officers will continue
to patrol hot spot areas to deter criminals and raise awareness amongst
residents about what they can do to help stop it."
Tips for vehicle owners...
► Never leave valuable items in your car, including:-
sunglasses, the removable radio cover and your SatNav. Do you really need all
those things you keep in the glove box?
► Never leave your car keys where they can be seen
from the front door.
► Always close the windows and sunroof; lock the doors
and activate any security devices when leaving your car unattended.
► Park with care, particularly at night or if you are
leaving the vehicle for a long time. If possible, park in a busy, well lit area
and try to avoid parking your vehicle in quiet side roads where offenders are
able to act unobserved.
► Never leave:- cash, credit cards, chequebook, mobile
phones, vehicle documents or other valuables in the car.
► Never leave your keys in the car, even for a second;
treat them as you would your cash and credit cards!
► Never leave goods, clothing or even empty carrier
bags or containers in the vehicle.
► Take all your belongings with you, or if you can't,
lock them in the boot.
► Car owners should also be mindful of leaving their
vehicle unattended, with the engine running, when defrosting their windscreens
in the mornings during a cold snap. Not only is it an offence to leave their car
unattended with the engine running on a road, it also voids insurance should it
Anyone with information on vehicle crime can speak to their Local Officers,
call:- 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously and for free, on:- 0800 555 111.