More than 25 thefts from cars reported in less than a week in Lincoln

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Police have enforced a targeted operation in response to a sharp rise in thefts from cars in Lincoln in the last week.

Since June 23, there have been 26 reports of stolen goods from vehicles varying from mobile phones, Sat-Navs and money in the city.

Officers say that some of the items that have been stolen have been left on display with some cars being left unlock with others having windows smashed.

The reported thefts took place on; Chatterton Avenue, Midville Close, Lilys Road, Searby Road, Nettleham Road, Swayne Close, Atwater Grove, Montaigne Crescent, Lindum Terrace, Cross Street, Good Lane, Newport, St Nicholas Street, East Gate Tennis Club, Tower Crescent, Monks Road, Moorland Crescent, Turner Avenue, Hartley Street, Sherbrooke Street, Astwick Road, Richards Avenue and Newland Street West.

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Lincoln, Inspector Pat Coates said: “We are experiencing a significant increase in theft from vehicles across our neighbourhoods. We have a targeted operation in place and resources tasked to patrol specific areas, amongst other investigative work.

“We need people to take precautions by making sure vehicles are left locked and property is not left on display such as sat navs, dash cams, mobile phones and money.

“We are also asking owners of vans if they are able to remove tools overnight and make it clear no tools are left in their vans, this would be helpful.

“If anybody notices people acting suspiciously around vehicles, has information about who is responsible, or where stolen property might be taken to then please contact us.”

The police have urged the public to call 999 if they see a crime taking place or call 101 to give more information.