Alert after spate of burglaries in Chorley village

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A victim has sent out a stark warning following a spate of burglaries in a Chorley village.

Kathryn McDonnell, 42, of Cotswold Avenue, Euxton, had goods stolen out of her car last month.

The burglary is just one of 10 that happened in the village over a four week period.

Chorley Police are now investigating the incident and are asking any witnesses to come forward with information.

Mrs McDonnell, whose £150 sat nav was stolen, said: “At first I thought it was my husband playing a joke on me but obviously it wasn’t a joke at all.

“I reported it to the 
police and they have been really helpful, they sent out social media 
messages warning people.

“They have asked me to check my auto 
locking mechanism in the car, which I have, so I can confirm the car was locked.

“I urge people to double check their cars to make sure they are locked.”

The police have 
recently launched 
Operation Cannon checking security of property. Officers have been testing cars throughout Chorley to see if they are secure.

On Wednesday a total of 21 vehicles were found to be insecure in Buckshaw Village.

Sgt Lana Palmer-Davies, of Chorley Police, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen any suspicious movements or cars in Euxton.

“People cannot rely on their car fobs they must check their vehicles by the handle to make sure it’s locked.

“We are encouraging people to come forward with any information.”