A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Phone box money taken
A thief stole money from a city centre telephone box after forcing the cash box open. The money was stolen at around 8.45am yesterday morning from a phone box in Preston city centre. It is not clear how much was taken. Anybody with any information is asked to contact Lancashire Police on 101.
Wing mirror stolen from car
A wing mirror from a car parked on Church Street, in Preston, was stolen. The wing mirror from the Ford car was stolen between 10pm on Friday and 5am on Saturday morning, causing £100 of damage. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Stone cracks windscreen
The windscreen of a car parked on Cowley Road, Ribbleton, cracked after someone threw a stone at it. The damage to the Mitsubishi space wagon happened between 5pm on Sunday and 3pm on Monday. Call police on 101 with any information.
Bicycle worth £300 stolen
A mountain bike worth £300 was stolen from the rear yard of a house on Elton Street, Ashton. It was stolen between 7pm and 9.30pm on Monday night. Anyone with information should call Lancashire Police on 101.
Glass smash thug is hunted
Damage worth £200 has been caused to a property on Greenwood Street, Preston, after a front room window was smashed. It happened between midnight on October 9 and 1.30am on October 22, according to police.
Shopping was stolen in raid
Shopping worth £83.98 was stolen from a Preston store. The goods, which included a joint of meat and cheese, were stolen at sometime between 5.30pm on 6pm on Saturday evening from the Boots store on Woodplumpton Road. Anybody with any information about the theft should contact Lancashire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police swoop on teens
A night-time operation led to seven youngsters being taken into safety in the Ribble Valley. Police and other agencies joined forces with the district council for the crackdown, aimed at identifying youngsters at risk. Officers also seized 16 litres of alcohol, including spirits, beers and cider, during the operation between 6.30pm and 1am on Friday. It follows the success of a Community Action Network scheme, which was launched last summer. Anyone with information or worries about underage drinking or anti social behaviour in their areas can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.