POLICE in the West Lindsey area are urging residents and drivers to lock their homes and cars at night after a series of thefts.
Insp Michelle McIlroy said: “We are attending a large number of incidents where the fact that a house or car has been left unlocked is a major factor.
“Opportunistic criminals are on the prowl and will take advantage of situations like this.
“You can drastically reduce your chances of becoming a victim if you take the simple steps to make sure you lock up your homes and vehicles at night.”
Report suspicious activity in your area to Lincolnshire Police on: 0300 111 0300.
You can also give information on criminals operating in your area anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on: 0800 555 111.