Don’t be hooked by car thieves

WARNING: Police Scotland.
WARNING: Police Scotland.

Police are urging motorists to keep their car keys out of reach from determined thieves following a string of thefts in the area.

It comes following reports of sneaky thieves hellbent on swiping vehicles using fishing rods to obtain the keys through letter boxes.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “There has been an increased number of reports this week throughout North Lanarkshire that cars are being stolen using a key which has been stolen from within the house.

“This is done by means of a fishing rod or similar instrument reaching through the letter box removing the keys.

“Please be extra careful where you store your keys within your home. Keep them in a drawer or room away from the front door.”

Information regarding such thefts can be reported by calling 101.