A LITTLE screw might not seem like the best anti-theft device, but Elland police hope it will prevent identity theft.
For they’ve been working hard to prevent criminals stealing number plates – and the identity – of vehicles.
They’ve got special security screws to distribute to motorists which stop number plates being stolen and used on other cars to commit crime.
Sgt Warren Pitman, of Lower Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Stolen number plates can be used to disguise the identity of the owner and the vehicle involved in crime.
“Replacing the existing screws with the security screw is a simple but highly effective way to stop this happening to your vehicle.”
So far 76 vehicles have been secured with the anti-tamper security screws. Police have also been giving motorists helpful tips on how to keep their vehicles secure and have been handing out leaflets and information packs on West Yorkshire Police’s ‘It Only Takes a Minute’ campaign, which offers burglary crime prevention advice.
But there are more anti-theft screws available and police will be in the car park of Tesco in Brighouse on Sunday from 10am until midday to fit them to shopper’s vehicles.