A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Windows were broken by yobs
Vandals smashed a front room window and kitchen window at a Preston home while a terrified family were inside, police said. It happened at a home on Heathfield Drive, Ribbleton, Preston, at around 7.30pm on Tuesday. The vandals then ran away. Police are appealing for witnesses to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Road bike was stolen at flats
A specialist bicycle worth £800 was stolen from the basement of a block of flats in Preston. The bike was taken some time between January 1 and 8 from flats on Lumen Court. It had been chained up with a security lock, but the thief used boltcutters, police said. Officers are asking witnesses to the theft to call them on 101.
Thieves struck at Tesco store
Five jars of coffee were stolen by two shoplifters who struck at Tesco Express on Tulketh Mill retail park, Blackpool Road, Ashton, Preston. It happened on Wednesday. The thieves also stole a sandwich and drink.
Customer hit cash machine
A frustrated customer damaged an ATM machine at Lloyds TSB bank on Station Road, Bamber Bridge, near Preston, when it failed to dispense cash. The incident happened some time on January 5. The damage was discovered by an engineer who had been called out. Police are asking for witnesses to contact them on 101.
Van’s window was smashed
Vandals smashed the window of a Citroen van while it was parked on Cadley Causeway in Fulwood, Preston. Police said it happened sometime between 5pm on Monday and 4am on Tuesday. Anyone with information should call police on 101.