Patrols stepped following spate of car and key burglaries


POLICE patrols are being stepped up across Warrington following a number of recent car and key burglaries.

On Thursday 27 March officers received five reports of burglaries and car thefts in the town, predominantly in the Westbrook, Bruche and Fearnhead areas.
According to the reports, the offenders have been gaining access to the properties via insecure windows and doors to steal car keys, as well as forcibly gaining access into vehicles.
Enquiries in relation to the incidents are ongoing and patrols have been stepped up across the town to help deter would be thieves.

Detective Sergeant Alex Reeves, of Warrington Proactive CID, said: “Enquiries in relation to these incidents are ongoing and we are committed to do everything in our power to locate those responsible.
“Additional patrols will also be in place across the town over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to help deter thieves and prevent further burglaries from oc-curring.
“While we continue with our enquiries, I would urge residents to ensure that they review security measures and ensure that their vehicles are properly secured in order to make it even more difficult for any offenders to strike.”

Key advice being issued to homeowners:
• Think about installing CCTV or Ring Doorbells outside of your property.
• Securely put away any valuables left inside vehicles, ensuring they are hidden out of sight in gloveboxes or car boots.
• Lighting is a good deterrent and is recommended at doors and on garages as it makes it safer for you when coming and going after dark.
• Consider an accredited burglar alarm system with audible alarm boxes mounted high at the front and rear of your home. Two visible audible alarm boxes are better than one.

Anyone who has information in relation to the incidents is asked to contact Cheshire police on 101 or visit , quoting IML 1786689.
Information can also be reported to Crimestoppers, anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website.


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