Warning over Lincoln vehicle thefts

A series of thefts from vehicles in Lincoln have prompted a warning from police.

During the weekend three had windows smashed, one had the door frame prised back and one had been left unlocked.

Property taken included a handbag, sunglasses, a satellite navigation system, a wallet, a stereo, a cricket bat, a hedge trimmer and a chainsaw.

Officers said leaving property on display made it far more likely a vehicle would be targeted.

Ch Insp Mark Housley said: "We clearly have thieves operating in the area and we are urging people not to leave valuables in their cars. It makes you much more likely to become a victim.

"This crime only takes a matter of seconds and it can end up costing you a lot of money."

The public were also asked to look out for stolen property like satellite navigation systems, CDs, car stereos and mobile phones being sold on.

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