A round-up crime stories from across Lancashire
Vandals strike back of home
Vandals damaged a house that backs on to a public walkway. Repairs are needed to a vent and brickwork of a house on St Paul’s Road, Deepdale, Preston. The yobs struck between 3pm and 4pm on March 15. Witnesses should call police on 101.
Motorist left with repair bill
A motorist was left with a £100 repair bill after two tyres were punctured by vandals. The Fiat Punto was parked in a resident’s area on Walker Street, Preston. It happened between 4.30pm and 10.40pm. Police officers are appealing for information.
Two windows are damaged
A vandal threw a brick at a terraced house in broad daylight and smashed two double glazed windows before leaving the scene. The incident happened at around 10.25 am on Sunday, March 17, at the property on Villiers Court, Preston. Call 101 with information.
Camping chair was stolen
A grey camping chair in a bag worth £45 was stolen from the shed of an empty property in Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. It happened between 3.15pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday on Bray Street. The culprit forced open the lock on the door of the shed before grabbing the bag and fleeing.
Phone and keys stolen
A New Look handbag, an iPhone 4S in a pink case and a key for a Peugeot 207 were stolen from a city centre bar. The bag was left on a table inside Browns Cafe Bar in Glovers Court Preston, when it was stolen with the phone and keys inside. It happened between 2am and 5am on Sunday morning.
Man damaged woman’s home
A man who smashed seven windows at a woman’s home has been given a restraining order and curfew. Stephen Addison, 31, of Leyland Road, Penwortham, Preston, admitted criminal damage at Preston Magistrates’ Court and must pay £325 compensation.
Thieves stole cans of lager
Two men walked into a corner shop and stole £14 worth of lager. The thieves stole eight cans each from the Frenchwood Shopper on James Street, Frenchwood, Preston, police said. They were seen by staff at around 8pm on March 17. Police are asking witnesses to call them on 101.
Parked car’s tyres slashed
Two tyres on a Fiat Punto parked in city centre were punctured by somebody using a knife or similar. It happened between 4.30pm and 10.40pm on Thursday on Walker Street, Preston.
Haul of stolen razor blades
A thief stole a haul of Gilette Pro Glide razor blades from the men’s section of the Boots store on Fishergate, Preston. The man walked into the store at around 12.33pm on March 17. Store bosses told police the haul of blades was worth around £50. Police officers are investigating and have asked any shoppers with information to call them on 101.
Vandals struck at city home
Residents at a house on Hassett Close, Ribbleton, Preston, were left with a repair bill after vandals hurled a stone through a window at the front of the property. Police are asking for witnesses to the incident, which happened some time on March 16.