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'Opportunistic thieves' operating on Island say police

People being urged to lock doors and vehicles

Police say 'opportunistic thieves' are currently operating on the Island.

Officers are urging people to remember to lock their doors and cars - and bikes and tents - over the TT period.

The Isle of Man Constabulary has seen a rise in incidents of vehicles being taken without consent.

Inspector Paul Kemp told Manx Radio: "This isn't because we've got a load of visiting people that have come over and have caused us a load of trouble - this is something we've been facing for the last month or so.

"We're getting on top of it, but still, it's worthy of the message going out there."

He confirmed a number of arrests have been made in recent weeks but added someone was seen 'rifling through' a car in Ramsey as recently as last night (28 May).

Inspector Kemp says the activity is not limited to one area of the Island:


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