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Detectives from Northwich are urging residents to remain vigilant and keep their properties secure following a series of thefts and burglaries in the town.
Over the past four days officers have received reports of six incidents in the Lostock Gralam and Castle areas where offenders have targeted insecure vehicles and properties.
The first incident was reported on Monday 4 November when someone entered a property on Queensgate via an insecure door. Once inside the address they stole computer equipment.
Then, on Tuesday 5 November, officers were called by four residents in Lostock Gralam who reported that their cars had been entered overnight and items had been taken.
The incidents occurred on Station Road, Silverlea Road, Sweet Water Close and Warren Avenue and in all four cases the vehicles had been left unlocked.
Finally, on Wednesday 6 November, officers were called to reports of a second burglary at an insecure address in Castle.
This time the offender targeted a property on Chester Road and stole a quantity of cash.
Detective Constable Chris Palmer said “Enquires in relation to these incidents are ongoing and I’d urge anyone with information in which may assist our investigation to get in touch with the team here at Northwich on 101.
“I’d also like to take this as opportunity to remind residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
“Residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to break into their home and vehicles.”
The force’s tips for deterring would-be burglars include:
Our Vehicle Security advice includes:
Detective Constable Chris Palmer added: "We can’t stress enough how important it is for people to be security conscious.
"We are committed to tackling this type of crime but we need the continued support of members of the public.
“We would urge you to remain vigilant, report any suspicious activity in your area immediately and to address your own home security measures to make life even more difficult for opportunistic thieves.”
Anyone with any information in relation to the incidents in Lostock Gralam and Castle is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 556788. Information can also be reported anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.