Spate of burglaries reported around Preston

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A resident says he wants to raise awareness of overnight burglaries after a raft of houses were targeted last night.

Phil Griffiths, from Ploughman’s Court in Grimsargh, had a his garage broken into and a failed attempt on his house and now police are reporting several burglaries overnight.

An orange Diamondback mountain bike like this one was stolen in Grimsargh

An orange Diamondback mountain bike like this one was stolen in Grimsargh

Preston Police posted on Facebook: “There have been a number of burglaries in the Grimsargh area of Preston overnight.

“If any one has seen anything suspicious overnight please ring 101 and quote log number LC-20170111-0165”

And Phil said: “I woke up this morning and the cats were inside which I thought was strange. I started to make the milk for the kids and I noticed the curtains in the conservatory had moved.

“The doors had been forced but they hadn’t managed to open it and then I saw the garage door was wide open and I knew immediately what had happened.

“They stole a very distinctive orange diamondback mountain bike as well as golf clubs, a leafblower, tools, some of the children’s things and a few other bits.”

And now Phil, who lives with his wife and two children, is urging anyone in the area to make sure they lock up their valuables.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a burglary overnight at around 8.15am this morning on Ploughman’s Court in Grimsargh.

“The garage had been broken into and a mountain bike stolen as well as some other items.

“Anyone with any information should call police on 101.”