Police warning after string of thefts from cars

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Police are urging motorists to be extra vigilant after several cars were broken into in the Ribble Valley area.

On Monday evening, a white iPhone 5 along with a driving licence and bank cards were stolen from a car parked in the Edisford Road area of Clitheroe, crime number EG1602008.

Overnight of Monday, two cars parked on the drive to a property in Barrow were entered, crime number EG1602020. One car had a lady’s pink coloured Ted Baker purse containing bank cards stolen.

During the early hours of Wednesday, two males were seen entering a car parked in Barrow, but fleeing once they realised they had been seen. It appears that nothing was stolen, crime number EG1602028.

Police have subsequently sent a message out to motorists to either “lock it or lose it”.

“This is a reminder to all vehicle users/owners to please check and double check that your vehicle is locked when you get out of it,” said a police spokesman.

“Also if you have personal or valuable items and belongings with you, don’t leave them in the vehicle when it’s unattended, especially items that have your ID etc such as driving licence and bank cards as the details may well be used later by others to commit other offences in your name.”

Anyone with information concerning the above crimes can call Lancashire Police on 101, quoting the relevant crime number. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.