Don't leave anything valuable in your car in Garratt Lane /Southside NCP!!
On Friday around midday, I parked on the ground floor level in the Garratt Lane NCP. I went to Gap and bought a couple of coats in their half price sale. As they were bulky, I popped back to my car and put the coats in the footwell. I then did a quick food shop in Waitrose.
When I came back, my car window had been smashed and the coats had been stolen. Although the NCP staff were very helpful, there was very little they could do.The only CCTV cameras are at the entrances and exits, and they thought there was a very low chance of catching anyone.
I later heard from Gap that they believe gangs are operating in Southside - watching shoppers and then following them to their cars.