DRIVERS are being urged to step up security following a spate of car thefts.

Vehicles have been taken from Knutsford, Wilmslow and Alderley Edge.

On several occasions, intruders have forced their way into homes and stolen car keys.

A number of keyless cars have been taken.

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Two offenders tried to steal a Range Rover from a property on Alton Road.

The pair were foiled in their attempt after being disturbed by the home owner shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, September 27.

Officers are now urging residents to always secure their vehicles, store keys in a safe place and avoid leaving them near doors or windows.

Drivers are advised to keep spare vehicle keys in a blocking pouch to shield them from unwanted signals.

Steering wheel locks and tracking systems are suggested as additional ways to protect vehicles.

A police spokesman said: “If you have a nice car and nice possessions, regardless of their age, you need to protect them.

“If you have steering wheel locks, driveway bollards or a garage, please use them.

“It’s also important to report suspicious activity to the police.

“This could be anything you perceive to be out of the ordinary.

“Take as much information as possible, such as descriptions of people involved, exact time and date and registrations, colours and makes of vehicles.”

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101 or visit

Information can also be reported anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.