Police issue warnings over car break ins

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MOTORISTS are being urged to be more safety conscious after intruders broke into two unlocked cars.

Now specialist crime prevention officers from Greater Manchester Police are to mount a roadshow near the crime scene later this month.

Between 11.30pm on Sunday (April 7) and 6am the following morning, a VW Golf was broken into after it had been left parked unlocked on Coltsfoot Close in Leigh.

The car was searched but no items were stolen.

However, between midday on Saturday April 6 and 5pm the following day, cash and CDs were stolen from a Skoda Fabia that was parked up - but again unlocked - on Platt Street.

Police are also investigating similar offences that have been reported recently on Walkers Drive, Riversmeade, Redpol Avenue and Linnet Drive.

PC Chris Clarke said: “The majority of these offences are occurring overnight and it seems that the vehicles that are being targeted have either been left insecure or had items of value left in them.

“If vehicle owners remove items of value and ensure their vehicles are locked then they are far less likely to become a victim of crime.”

The Leigh East Neighbourhood Police Team will be conducting a number of crime prevention road shows next Saturday (April 20), where they will be offering crime prevention advice, including security marking.

They will be at Holden Road junction Coltsfoot Close (10am -11am); Clough House Drive junction Redpol Avenue (11.15am - 12.15pm); Entrance to Lilford Park, Elmridge (2pm-3.30pm).