Opportunist thief is trying to gain access to car doors in Motherwell neighbourhood

Police are warning about a spate of car break-ins which have seen a number of attempted thefts in a Motherwell neighbourhood.

Officers believe that the same individual has been involved in a number of incidents, including one in Nevis Drive last Wednesday around 9.40pm which has been reported to police.

They have issued a description of the man who is white, wearing dark jogging bottoms, a hoodie plus a dark jacket.

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Officer are also warning car owners to keep both their homes and vehicles locked as pocketing of the key from a focal point in a house often paves the way for a car theft. Those with a keyless vehicle are being advised to keep the fob in a secure Faraday pouch which blocks remote access to the car.