A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Damage to car in street
Criminal damage to a blue BMW is being investigated by police. Officers said that the car was parked in Hazel Grove, Ribbleton, Preston, between 5.30pm and 5.50pm on January 15, when a bin was thrown at it. The offside wing of the car has been left dented and scratched. The offender left the scene without being noticed.
Thief snatched phone out of woman’s hand
A woman had her mobile phone snatched out of her hand while she was stood writing a text message. Police said a thief swiped the Blackberry 9320 from the victim when she was stood outside a house in Cemetery Road, Ribbleton, Preston, at around 8.15pm on Thursday. The man then ran off down the street with the phone. The victim was not harmed in the incident. If you witnessed the theft, or have any information about the incident that could help police, call 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Mountain bike was stolen
A thief stole a mountain bike from outside a shop in Dunkirk Lane, Leyland. The bike had been left outside McColl’s in Moss Side village centre. The polished frame bike had Backwood anodised wheels and knobbly tyres.
Lock of parked car damaged
The barrel of a lock on the front door of a Citroen C3 was damaged after an offender tried to make entry to the car. The car was parked on a drive in Heatherleigh, Leyland and the damage was caused between 5pm last Monday and 12pm on Tuesday. Anybody with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.