Stop thefts: lock homes and cars

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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.