Bid to prevent Doncaster number plate thefts

PCSO Graeme Duffin
PCSO Graeme Duffin
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Due to a recent spike in number plate thefts in Doncaster, a mini anti-theft screw operation was organised for local residents to get their screws changed to anti-theft ones at a local car garage.

The event was held at the end of September and local residents in the East of Doncaster attended a local car garage on Clovelly Road in Edenthorpe and a mechanic replaced their number plate screws with anti-theft ones for £1.

Police Community Support Officer ( PCSO) Graeme Duffin organised the operation and made those who had recently become victims of this crime aware, so they could also have their anti-theft screws fitted.

PCSO Duffin said: “This operation was organised to try and combat this growing crime and to make number plates as secure as possible to avoid local people being targeted.

“Number plate theft is very common, due to increasing fuel costs. As the number plates are being put on vehicles and used in fuel theft crimes.

“Twelve residents attended the event, which was pleasing, but I hope more turn out to the next one, which I am arranging for the end of October.”