FORD VEHICLE owners are asked to be vigilant after a spate of offences over the christmas period.
Between 9pm on Christmas Eve and 10.30am on December 27, the front passenger window of a red Ford Focus was smashed in Palins Way, Stifford Clays in Grays and the stereo was stolen.
In a similar incident, between 4pm on December 26 and 9.10am on December 27, the front nearside window of a silver Ford Puma was smashed in Whitmore Avenue, Grays, and the stereo was stolen.
In Prince Phillip Avenue, the nearside window of a red Ford Ka was smashed between 6pm on December 26 and 8.30am on December 27. Again the car stereo was stolen.
A stereo was also stolen from a blue Ford Ka in Stifford Clays Road, after the back windscreen was smashed sometime between 7pm on December 26 and 5pm on December 27.
Damage was caused to a blue Ford Focus after the front nearside window was smashed, again in Stifford Clays Road between 9.30pm on December 26 and 10am on December 27. Officers are investigating the possibility this may have also been an attempt to steal the car stereo.
Police would like to remind people to ensure their vehicles are secured and where possible are placed inside a locked garage when not in use. We also advise people to remove all belongings from vehicles, especially anything which may be attractive to potential thieves, and remove the front from stereos which have this facility.
Officers are appealing for anyone who saw people acting suspiciously in any of these locations or who may have seen any of the incidents taking place to contact them at Grays police station on 0300 333 4444.