Drivers Urged to Step Up Security in Blythe Bridge

Drivers are urged to step up security in Blythe Bridge after officers investigate reports of six thefts from motor vehicles, received this morning (1 September). At this stage of the investigation we are unable to confirm any link.

A tent was stolen from a vehicle at an address in Jasmine Close (incident number 68 of September 1).

Offender/s gained entry to a vehicle in Ferndale Close and stole items including an extension lead, square reel, windscreen polishing kit, and a Jepson power tool (incident number 203 of September 1).

A guitar and a bag containing leads and pedals were stolen from a car at an address in Rosacre Lane (incident number 132 of September).

A Sat Nat reported stolen from a vehicle at an address in Blythe View (incident number 179 of September 1).

CDs and documents stolen from a vehicle in Bancroft (incident number 154 of September 1).

Items stolen including documents, tools, a wheel brace, talk wrench, and clothing from a vehicle at an address in Barlaston Avenue (incident number 206 of September 1).

Sergeant Sam Tweets, Deputy Commander for Staffordshire Moorlands Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “Drivers can take a few simple measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this sort of crime. Many criminals often just take advantage if an opportunity appears – if they go past a car and see a mobile phone on the seat or a Sat Nav in its cradle; they’ll break in and take them. If the vehicle looks empty, they are far more likely to leave it alone. By keeping things out of sight, your vehicle may present less of an open invitation to them.”

Anyone with any information on the above thefts is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting the relevant incident number.