THE REAR window of a panel van parked on Wesley Road, Trowbridge was smashed overnight on November 9. A Makita radio and battery in green and black were stolen.

The police have issued some advice for people on theft from cars;

• Try to park somewhere open and well-lit.

• Lock up, including the boot and remember to close the windows and sunroof.

• Don't leave anything on show in your car when you park not even a coat or empty carrier bag.

• If you have a removable satnav, take it with you if possible. Remove the mounting, polish any marks off the windscreen and hide the cable and mounting.

• Store car ownership information at home, not in your car.

• Number plates are often stolen for criminal use. Use plates secured with anti-theft screws, available from car accessory stores.

• Try not to store things in the boot.