27th April 2010
Car insurance claims may be reduced by Operation Thunder
Serious crime in Salford - particularly that concerning vehicles - has been reduced, which may be of interest to car insurance policyholders.
Operation Thunder has already contributed to a reduction in motor-related incidents with theft from vehicles falling from 837 to 467 between January and March this year.
The initiative uses surveillance, forensic testing, high profile patrols and the city's existing CCTV system to tackle acquisitive crime in the area.
Inspector Nadeem Mir from Greater Manchester Police said the force will continue the good work and the operation aims to "get the message across to those who offend that their actions will simply not be tolerated".
Residents are encouraged not to leave valuables on show and ensure their property - including their car - is secure at all times.
The AA recommends removing expensive items from the motor completely - thieves have been known to break into cars expecting to find them in the glove compartment.
Anyone with information relating to an incident should contact their local officers or Crimestoppers.
Posted by Penelope Fitzgerald
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