Lock up your vehicles: police warning after spate of thefts

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Police are warning vehicle owners to be vigilant after a spate of thefts in the Billington and Langho area.

Clitheroe Police Sgt Stuart Banks said that thieves had targeted five different vehicles overnight on Thursday.

A Rover 825 car parked on Pasturelands Drive, Billington, was tampered with between the hours of 1 am and 10 am yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, Dewalt power tools worth £795 and a satellite navigation device were stolen from a white Fiat van parked on Dale View, Billington, between the hours of 8 pm Thursday and 7 am Friday morning.

Also in Billington that same night, an Audi A3 parked on Victoria Terrace was targeted with a tenner’s worth of loose change stolen.

A silver Ford transit van parked on Weavers Terrace, Billington, also caught the attention of thieves who stole two nail guns worth £1,350 from the vehicle at around 2 am on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, a wallet containing £55 was stolen from a Ford Zetec car parked on St Mary’s Drive at Langho overnight on Thursday.

Sgt Banks commented: “The message here is for people not to leave valuables including tools and satellite navigation devices in their vehicles and to make sure that their vehicles are secure.”

Anyone with information about any of these crimes should contact Clitheroe Police by dialling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.