Warning to residents after nine car break-ins in a single night in Peterborough neighbourhood

Thieves broke into seven vehicles in a single day in one area of Peterborough and police are asking residents to take precautions.

Wednesday, 16th March 2016, 11:53 am
Updated Friday, 18th March 2016, 4:27 pm
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All of the thefts from vehicles took place in Newborough on Saturday, March 12.

Police were first called at 8.15am to Whitsted Road where a blue Isuzu Trooper had been left unlocked overnight. The owner came out in the morning to find the doors open. It is believed items of clothing were stolen.

Officers were then called at 9.30am to Guntons Road, Newborough, where a blue Volkswagen Beatle, possibly left unlocked overnight, was broken into and a bottle of Next perfume and two mobile phone chargers stolen.

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At about 10.05am on Saturday police attended a theft on Fernie Close. A black Kia Sportage accidentally left with its rear door open overnight had an iPod and clothing stolen from it.

Police were next called at 2.05pm to Godfrey Close. A black Volkswagen Touran had been left unlocked overnight and coins stolen.

At 2.05pm a theft from a blue Vauxhall Corsa in School Road was reported. It was again possibly left unlocked overnight and CDs were stolen.

Then at 2.40pm on Saturday police attended Thorney Road, Newborough, where a black Ford Focus had been left unlocked overnight and an iPhone charger stolen.

Finalyy, police were called on Sunday March 13 at 12noon to Plough Lane, Newborough, after a red Peugeot 307 was broken into. There were no signs of forced entry and CDs were stolen.

A police spokesperson said: “We would urge anyone who has any information about the thefts to contact police on 101.

“While we will work hard to find whoever is responsible for these crimes, we would like to remind members of the public to check their vehicle is locked before leaving it.

“Many thieves are opportunistic, so by not giving them the opportunity, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim.”