SHETLAND residents are being warned about the dangers of Christmas car crime.
According to Scottish Government statistics, car crime in Scotland rises by an average of 600 incidents each year over the festive period.
Graham Provest, general manager at Motorpoint – Scotland’s only car supermarket, warned Shetland residents of the dangers.
He said: “At this busy time of year, car thieves prey on tired and stressed motorists and are quick to take advantage where possible. By staying alert and taking some simple precautionary steps, Shetland residents can avoid becoming a victim of car crime.
“Car crime is largely opportunistic so by being aware you can avoid becoming another statistic. At this time of year, car thieves are taking easy opportunities when motorists become distracted. By following our handy tips you can protect yourself this Christmas.”
Top tips to avoid include: