14 cars broken into over weekend in Lincoln
A spree of thefts from cars resulted in 14 vehicles being broken into over the weekend in Lincoln.
In many cases, entry was gained to the car by smashing a window.
The types of items stolen include sat navs, handbags, coats, keys, CDs and an ipod.
And now, Lincolnshire Police are urging motorists to remain vigilant to prevent similar incidents.
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Inspector Pat Coates, who is in charge of community policing in the north of the city, said: "Sadly it's often the case that where we see one incident, we will see several.
"An offender will target car after car specifically looking for any items of value on show.
"Why risk breaking into a car with no visually apparent reward when there are so many with goods that can clearly be seen.
"We don't think that all of the incidents are linked but we are certainly assuming that certain individuals are responsible for multiple offences.
"In one case a bag containing two towels and a swimming costume was taken.
"Even if you know the bag doesn't contain anything valuable, a thief might break in to your car just to find that out.
"In another case a phone charger was taken worth only £3.99.
"Even if the items you have lost are of little value, you are still left with the stress and inconvenience of being the victim of car crime and potentially the expense of sorting out a broken window."
Incidents have occurred this weekend on:
- Greetwell Road Car Park
- Welbeck Street
- Wavell Drive
- Carlton Boulevard
- Friars Lane
- Allenby Close
- Wragby Road
- Olsen Rise
- Greetwell Close
- Outer Circle Road
- Croften Drive
Anyone with information on any of the incidents should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.