April 2, 2020 3.15 pm This story is over 20 months old

Gainsborough thieves target cars in lockdown

Is your car locked and safe from thieves?

Police are warning people of a spike in thefts from cars in Gainsborough.

A 16-year-old has been arrested as part of investigations.

Lincolnshire Police believe some of the cars were left unlocked, and have urged residents to check that their cars are locked and safe from potential threat.

Community Policing Inspector Gail Hurley said: “Rest assured we are investigating these incidents meticulously.

“We are very proud of the vast majority of our community who are supporting our efforts.

“To anyone who is taking advantage of these challenging times, our remit is to bring you to justice and we will continue to plough our efforts into doing just that.”

A 16-year old male has been arrested in connection with these reports, but the investigation is still ongoing.

If you have any information that could assist police then you can get in touch by:

  • Calling 101 with incident reference 42 of April 1
  • Email [email protected] quoting reference 42 of April 1
  • Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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