Police warning to motorists following spate of thefts in Colne

Police appeal (s)
Police appeal (s)

Motorists are being warned to remove valuable items from their vehicles following a spate of thefts on a car park in rural Colne.

Three incidents happened on July 14th and three occurred on Wednesday at the visitor centre parking area at Wycoller Country Park, Trawden, when cars were all broken into.

Two of the incidents on July 14th took place between 5-45 and 6-45pm.

Around £300 worth of items was stolen from one of the cars, including a satnav, camera and passports.

Approximately £1,900 worth of items was stolen from the second car, including a camera, passports, €400 cash, a satnav and a laptop.

The third incident on the same day took place at around 5pm. The car was broken into but nothing was stolen.

Wednesday’s incidents all occurred between 2pm and 5pm. Three cars were broken into but nothing is believed to have been taken.

Police are now urging motorists to be vigilant and to take all valuables with them when they leave their vehicles.

Sergeant Craig Jarrett, of Colne Police, said: “This spate of thefts is worrying as the thieves have managed to get away with several high-value items such as a laptop and cameras, as well as items such as passports, which will have caused a real headache for the victims.

“We would urge all motorists to remove anything of value from their vehicles and we would ask they remain vigilant when using public car parks and report anything suspicious to the police.

“Similarly, anybody with information about these incidents is asked to contact us as we continue our enquiries.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting log number 1223 of July 27th or logs 1087 or 1072 of July 14th.