A two-week police operation aimed at cutting smash-and-grab thefts from cars and vans in Bradford city centre uncovered almost 60 owners who were “asking for trouble.”
Operation Sawnhaven, which was backed by the Bradford Business Improvement District (BID) and City Centre Beat (CCB) – the city’s business crime reduction partnership – leafleted 2,140 vehicles warning the owners of the dangers of leaving valuables in sight.
PC Dan Stocks, who led the City Neighbourhood Police Team in the operation, said: “We found 59 vehicles with property left on display – that’s 59 potential crimes just waiting to happen.
“Vehicle owners who behave in this careless manner are just asking for trouble and they have only themselves to blame if they suffer loss and damage as a result of their inaction.”
"...I mean, there you were, in your low-cut top and short skirt. Just asking for it, weren't you? Run along now."