Sinn Féin Cityside Councillor Colly Kelly has warned motorists against leaving valuables and presents in cars as they go about Christmas shopping.
Councillor Colly Kelly said
“The next couple of weeks will be very busy with people out and about doing their Christmas shopping in Derry .It’s also a time when criminals see it as an opportunity to target parked cars for smash and grab thefts. Particularly in dark side streets or badly lit car parks where there isn’t many people about.
People will often leave presents or belongings sitting on seats to go into shops or cafes and think it will be ok to leave it for a few moments. I would urge everyone to take precautions and lock any valuables in the boot of their car. It’s better to take that extra few moments for security than let someone’s Christmas be ruined.