Spate of thefts in Market Harborough and Lutterworth

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Police have warned residents in Market Harborough and Lutterworth to lock up their cars after a spate of thefts in the area.

Over recent weeks a number of vehicles have been broken into and various items of property stolen including golf clubs, power tools, sat-nav devices and bags

Inspector Phil Durrant, Commander at Market Harborough local policing unit said: “Many of the thefts have occurred where property has been left on show, and on occasion where the vehicle has been left insecure. Please take a few moments to remove items of value and lock your vehicle.

“I would remind people to ‘lock it or lose it!”

According to the police there is currently no pattern as to where the crimes are being committed, with thefts being reported in Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Ullesthoprpe, Broughton Astley, Claybrooke Magna and Medbourne.

Police said people can take a few simple steps to help prevent yourself becoming a victim of crime; including locking your car, not leaving anything on display in your car, and taking satellite navigation equipment with you.

Anyone with information about crime and anti-social behaviour in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland is urged to call Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, which is free, and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Calls to 101 cost 15p for the entire call from both mobile phones and land lines. Please note some mobile phone service providers may charge for calls to Crimestoppers.