Police investigate string of thefts in Lincoln Birchwood

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Police are investigating two more incidents of theft off a street in the Birchwood area of Lincoln over the weekend.

The first incident occurred in the Halton Close communal car park.

At around 1am on Saturday, October 11, unknown offenders approached a white Fiat Ducato Panel van that was insecurely parked in the car park.

They stole a set of keys from within it. On the set was a car key, a cast iron bottle opener, a Tesco clubcard and two children’s loom bands. Nobody was seen in the area at the time.

The second incident occurred around half a mile away from the first, at a property on Woodfield Avenue.

At around 7.45pm on Sunday, October 12, unknown offenders stole a dark grey Saracen bike with white forks, black wheels and Diesel tyres with orange writing. There was white writing and a blue security marking sticker on the frame.

The bike was in the front garden of the property, close to a shop on the street.

Anyone with information regarding the thefts should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 251 of October 11 for the first incident or 403 of October 12 for the second.

The incidents come after two Birchwood thefts were reported less than a mile apart earlier this month.

Preceding the reports the Birchwood Lincoln NPT team issued a warning on social media stating there had been a rise in burglaries in the area throughout September.

They also said that this had been down to properties, sheds and garages being left unlocked and insecure.