Increase in thefts reported from parked vehicles and outbuildings in part of Fenland

PUBLISHED: 15:55 10 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:14 02 June 2010

POLICE are renewing crime prevention advice to Fenland residents following an increase in overnight thefts from parked vehicles and outbuildings. In recent weeks, a numbers of overnight thefts have been reported in rural areas including Terrington St Clem

POLICE are renewing crime prevention advice to Fenland residents following an increase in overnight thefts from parked vehicles and outbuildings.

In recent weeks, a numbers of overnight thefts have been reported in rural areas including Terrington St Clement, Smeeth Road, and Long Lotts, Marshland St James and Walpole Highway.

One local man has been arrested in connection with a trailer theft and a stolen pick-up truck recovered by officers.

Officers from Terrington Neighbourhood Team continue their on-going initiative to raise awareness of home security measures and provide free security products to households affected, as well as neighbouring properties.

Terrington Sgt Sam Pontin said: "Given the recent trend, we are reminding all local residents that investing time and effort in home and vehicle security can deter opportunist thieves.

"We are working closely with response officers to deter, disrupt and identify offenders and ask local residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities or vehicles immediately to police.


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