SPORTS fans have been urged to ‘think thieves’ when they park their cars near the Galpharm Stadium this weekend.
It’s a bumper two days for supporters of Huddersfield Town and the Giants, with Town playing Swindon Town tomorrow afternoon and the Giants hosting Leeds Rhinos on Sunday afternoon for the Giants’ opening game of the new Super League season.
At the last Town home game, on Tuesday, January 29, thieves raided two cars owned by fans.
A satellite navigation cradle and charger were stolen from one.
The offender had also searched through the car looking for the sat nav itself.
That was not in there.
But it proves that if thieves spot the cradle – or even the tell-tale mark left on the windscreen by the suction pad – that can be enough to tempt them to break in and search for the system in the glove compartment.
A Pioneer CD player was stolen from the other car.
Both vehicles were on Bradley Mills Road.
So, if you’re going to either game this weekend make sure you don’t leave anything in the car which could tempt an opportunist thief.
We’ve known prolific offenders break into cars even if they see a carrier bag to check if anything has been left inside it.
They’ll not spare a moment’s thought for the damage they cause.
One man has been seen riding round on a BMX-style bike peering into cars in the streets surrounding the Galpharm on match days.
He has a goatee beard and is quite well-built.
If you spot him then alert police on duty near the stadium and they will check him out.
Get as good a description of him and his bike as you can.