X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Cumbria police warn about festive thieves

Police are urging people to watch out for opportunist thieves.

In the run up to Christmas officers have seen an increase in crimes where people have left their homes or vehicles unattended for a matter of minutes only to find that thieves have taken something.

The latest incident saw sneak-in burglars target a house on Central Road in Dearham, near Maryport, where they stole a wallet, containing cash and bank cards.

A Cumbria police spokeswoman said: “In the run-up to Christmas opportunist burglars and thieves are out and about.”

She said that a common problem is when people pop out to nearby shops and don’t lock their doors and when people defrost their cars – only for thieves to get into the houses or cars and steal items.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

News & Star What's On search





Vote

Do you have faith promises made about our hospitals will be kept?

Yes. It might take time but we'll get there in the end

No. Money dictates everything, we will lose more than we gain

The NHS is a political football - it depends who wins next year's election

Show Result

Hot jobs
Scan for our iPhone and Android apps
Search for:
NEWS & STAR ON: