Police call for care as thefts rise

CRIME: Crime scene.
CRIME: Crime scene.

Fleetwood Police are reporting a rise in thefts from unlocked cars and burglaries from sheds and garages.

A spokeswoman said: “While we are doing everything we can to either prevent them from happening in the first place or trying to solve them if they have, we need the public’s help. Simple steps to secure your own property are vitally important to make sure you don’t become a victim.”

Police advise to lock cars, remove valuables from display, use security lighting where available, lock sheds and garages, lock away gardening equipment and tools and use good quality locks and alarm if possible.

Report suspicious behaviour on 101. Call 999 if you suspect a crime is in progress.