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Car thieves targeting Nissan Micras across East Surrey
11:40am Wednesday 11th July 2012 in News
Police have put out a warning to owners of older-style Nissan Micras after a string of thefts across East Surrey.
Four of the cars have been stolen in the last three weeks from roads across Reigate and Banstead borough.
The first – a grey Micra - was stolen from the roadside in Reeve Road, Woodhatch, between 4pm on Thursday, June 21, and 10am the following day.
The second – a red model – was stolen in Sarel Way, Horley, between 9.30pm on Friday, June 22, and 12.30am the next day.
That Micra was found burnt out in Featherstone, Lingfield, having been set alight.
Another red Micra was stolen between 11.15am on Friday, June 22, and 7.45am the following day from Horley Road, Redhill.
And a fourth – a green and blue model – was taken from a driveway in Cockshot Hill, Reigate, between 11pm on Monday, July 2, and 7.25am the next day.
All of the cars' owners had their car keys at the time of the thefts.
Surrey Police are warning other owners of older-style Micras to make sure their cars are secure.
Reigate and Banstead Neighbourhood Inspector Richard Haycock, said: “At this stage in the investigation it is unknown what the exact motive is behind offenders targeting this particular vehicle, and I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward and help with our enquiries.”
Insp Haycock said: “I would urge anyone who owns a Nissan Micra, or any other car, to make sure their vehicle is secure, especially overnight, and if possible park it in a garage or on a driveway which can be blocked to prevent any further offences.”
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of the stolen cars, why Nissan Micras are being targeted in East Surrey, or who has details which may help officers with their investigation is being urged to contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference RB/12/5003, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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