Lincoln residents urged to look out for intruders after rise in suspicious behaviour

Lincolnshire Police are reminding residents to keep their valuables safe following several reports of suspicious behaviour across the city in the last few days.

Thieves stole a number of power tools from a van parked on a driveway on Fontwell Crescent in Moorland overnight on Sunday, October 4.

This followed two thefts from vehicles at the Oasis development on Carholme Road on October 4, and an additional incident on Albion Close the next day.

In the early hours of Monday morning, Lincolnshire Police also received two separate reports of teenagers acting suspiciously around Gregg Hall Crescent and Somersby Close in Bracebridge.

Three men in their early 20s wearing hooded tops were seen approaching vehicles on driveways, trying door handles and garage doors.

Gary Jacobs, PCSO for the Park area of Lincoln, said that other similar incidents had taken place recently involving intruders appearing in gardens, people looking through windows with torches and trying house and car door handles.

He said: “Please report such activity immediately to the police. Secure your doors and windows at all times and look at anti-intruder devices such as PIR sensor lights, anti-climb devices on fences and walls and the securing of gates.

“Hide or remove all valuables from your car including leads and loose change as these items can encourage a thief to break a window to gain entry. Leave lights on in the house to look like the property is occupied.”

Anyone with information on these incidents should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.

For the Fontwell Crescent theft, witnesses should quote crime number 15000101849. People with information on the suspicious behaviour in Bracebridge should quote incident number 20 of October 5.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.