Spilsby police in car valuables warning after spate of crimes continues

Lincolnshire Police
Lincolnshire Police

Police in Spilsby have urged the public to heed warnings not to leave valuables in cars amid a continuing crime spree.

The force first issued a warning last week following an incident in Granary Close on Thursday when a car window was smashed and sunglasses were stolen, and two thefts in the Shamfields Road area over the night of November 12 to 13.

But the force this morning (Monday) repeated their plea after two further incidents yesterday evening.

Shortly after 6pm on Sunday a male was seen to try and enter two vehicles parked on Ashby Meadows in Spilsby. He was unsuccessful at both.

The male was wearing a puffa jacket and beany or bobble hat and appeared to be an average to tall male who was on a bicycle (indicating the offender is likely a local resident).

“Please can I ask that everyone continues to keep all valuables out of their vehicles overnight/when unattended and report anyone acting suspiciously on 101 or 999 if an offence is in progress,” said a police spokesperson.

“Further to the thefts, a shed was broken into on Magellan Drive over the last few days with an expensive Trek 8000 mountain bike being stolen.

“This could be linked to the recent spate of thefts and I would urge everyone to keep sheds secure and mark property or record full details of any valuable property such as bikes.

If you would like any crime reduction advice or marking pens, contact 101 and ask for the Spilsby Neighbourhood Policing Team.

If you have or hear any information which may help identify the offender(s) call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.