August 13, 2010 4.31 pm This story is over 163 months old

Man charged with two thefts from vehicles

Break-ins: A local man was charged with two thefts from vehicles, as more cars in the city are targeted.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two vehicle thefts in the city. Denis Steven O’Sullivan of St Andrew Street, Lincoln was interviewed by Lincolnshire police on August 12, and released on conditional bail on the same day.

Police say O’Sullivan is a suspect in two thefts from cars, one in St Andrew’s Street on August 11, and one in Barkers Court on August 2. He will appear at the Lincoln Magistrates Court on September 3.

Thefts from cars on the rise

Police warned last week that thefts from cars were on the rise in the city, after vehicles at five locations in Lincoln were targeted, including in Foss Bank, Turner Street, Mill Road, Barkers Court, and Kirkby Street.

“We are still experiencing a number of thefts from vehicles where people have left property inside and on display for opportunists to see,” said Detective Inspector Suzanne Davies of Lincolnshire Police.

Call for help on reducing crime

“We need the public to help us in doing their bit so that we can reduce vehicle crime. I am confident that if we work together we can have a real impact on car crime.”

Police are now carrying out patrols, looking out for cars with valuable items on display, and then writing to the owners, warning them of the danger of break-ins.

“We are even finding vehicles that have been left with their doors unlocked and windows down,” Davies said.

“It takes seconds to smash a car window, reach in and grab something. Thieves will target cars where property is on show, so never leave anything in your vehicle.”

Source: Lincolnshire Police | Photo: Yuma