A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Police act over theft concerns
Concerns have been raised over the theft of cameras and phones in part of a city. Residents in the Dukes area of Lancaster have raised the fears at the local Police and Community Together meeting. Officers have made tackling the issue a priority.
Police to probe pavement cars
Residents have raised concerns over vehicles blocking pavements in part of Preston. Neighbours in Deepdale have told local police officers about problems being caused by vehicles causing an obstruction outside local shops and schools at all times of the day. Neighbourhood officers have made it a priority.
Passport was stolen in club
A reveller’s passport was stolen from her handbag while she was enjoying a night out in the Warehouse nightclub in Preston city centre. A thief walked into the club on St John’s Place and took the document while the victim was distracted. Police believe it happened some time between midnight and 2.30am on September 26. Anyone with information should call 101.
Thief strikes at pound shop
A woman wearing pink wellies stole painkillers, baby wipes and gloves from the Pound Emporium in St John’s Shopping Centre in Preston city centre. It happened at 11.45am on September 26. The thief, who had long dark hair, stole £4.89 of goods. Call police on 101.
Audio system stolen from car
A Ripseed stereo was stolen from a car parked outside a home on Lovat Road in Deepdale, Preston. The thief struck on September 26 and also stole a Garmin Sat nav system and Blackberry phone charger from the same car. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Close shave for razor thief
Police are hunting a thief who stole a £300 electric Braun razor from Boots on Fishergate, Preston. The criminal took the Series 7 razor off the shelf at around 4.30pm on September 23 and walked out with it. Anyone with information about the theft should call Preston Police on 101.