Police warning over port burglaries

Lancashire Police Officers
Lancashire Police Officers

Fleetwood police are warning people to lock up at night following a series of house break-ins.

The incidents were in the Pharos and Warren Ward 
areas and happened during the hours of darkness.

The first break-in was on September 6 at 3.10am at a house on Milton Street.

Using a wheelie bin, the offender scaled a 6ft rear wall and forced entry into the property where they stole cash, a Nikon camera, three BluRay films, a Watchdogs XBox game, an XBox One and a Fifa game.

Two separate break-ins happened on September 10.

Just after midnight, a thief climbed over the back gate of a property in Warren Street and climbed over scaffolding into the first-floor bedroom.

Cash was taken, along with an HTC One Mini white phone with a cracked screen and a green case.

Then, on Warrenhurst Road, a laptop was stolen from a house when an intruder forced a back door after climbing over a rear wall.

The following morning at 7.30am on September 11, someone attempted to access a house in Ariel Way through a kitchen window. In this incident, nothing was stolen.

A Fleetwood police spokesman said: “All the break-ins were through the rear of the property and mostly during the hours of darkness. Please protect your property by ensuring all windows and doors are locked secure.

“Consider fitting security lights at the rear of your property and using anti-vandal paint on any walls and gates. Also consider fitting CCTV.”

Police can be contacted on 101 or 999 in case of emergency with reports of anyone acting suspiciously. If you have any information about the house break-ins contact 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.