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1. Know how the locking system on your car works. Do you have to activate the central locking, or does it lock itself when the car is moving?
2. Keep all items of temptation out of view of those outside your car. A handbag or phone on the passenger seat may be the lure for those looking for an easy smash & grab.
3. Don’t be on your phone as you walk to the car. Your concentration will be on the call and not on your possible vulnerability – created primarily by you being on the phone.
4. When returning to your car, scan the car park for any suspicious activity by lone pedestrians or by those sitting in cars/vans. Remember not all who appear to be handing out flyers or leaflets may be bona fide.
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