VIDEO: See how quickly thieves can strike in East Devon’s rural car parks

PUBLISHED: 15:36 21 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:01 22 September 2017

The Herald teamed up with Sidmouth police to highlight break-ins in rural car parks

The Herald teamed up with Sidmouth police to highlight break-ins in rural car parks

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Break-ins are a perennial problem in rural car parks so the Herald teamed up with Sidmouth police to show just how quickly thieves can strike.

In this reconstruction video, the perpetrator spots a handbag on the back seat, smashes the window and makes off with it - all in less than seven seconds.

Police advice is to lock your vehicle at all times, close your windows and doors, and remove all valuables from your vehicle.


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