The local car thieves were busy last Sunday morning (2nd October) when they broke into 3 cars belonging to players from Burscough FC who were playing at Ribbleton Park, Preston and valuables were stolen from the vehicles.
Burscough manager Ste Jennings said, “We reported the matter to the police who were quickly on the scene and they said that they had a good idea who had done it. The park warden said the same thing had happened last weekend”.
League President Eamonn McNamara contacted Preston Police and discussed the matter with PC Nickson who said, “Thieves generally target vehicles with items visible inside. These items are sometimes expensive electrical items such as iPods, Mobile Phones and Sat Navs but CD's and items of clothing are also often taken".
PC Nickson added, "There is the obvious cost to replace the stolen items as well as the monetary and time loss associated with repairing smashed windows or broken door locks”.
Preston police have promised to advise the local beat officers to keep an eye out at Ribbleton Park as well as Moor and Frenchwood Parks on Sunday mornings.
Police have charged a 22 year old man from Ribbleton with one count of alleged theft from a motor vehicle on Sunday. He was bailed to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court on October 11.
The message from the Police, the League and from Ste Jennings is quite simply;
Do not leave anything on show in your car when you park in these car parks.
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