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Car Key Burglary

with North Yorkshire Police

A car key burglary, or 2-in-1 burglary as they are sometimes known, is where a criminal breaks into your home with the specific aim of removing your car keys and stealing your car.

Burglars will often target the owners of high-value vehicles; driving around residential areas looking for opportunities to exploit their security and get to their keys. Whilst these are uncommon in North Yorkshire, vehicle and home owners should take simple prevention methods to deter potential thieves. The more difficult you make it for them; the less likely they are to bother. For tips on how you can protect both your car and home click here

What to do if you have been burgled

Ring 999 if you believe the offender is still in your house or has just run away; if not use the 101 number. You will be given a crime number to quote in an insurance claim, or if you want to contact police with any follow-up queries.

Try to preserve the crime scene for any forensic evidence that may be of use to the police. If possible, do not touch anything or allow your children or pets into the same rooms that the burglar has been in.

For more advice visit northyorkshire.police.uk/homesecurity