Appeal after Cinderford shed and car breaks-ins
POLICE in the Cinderford area are urging people to be vigilant after a spate of car and shed break-ins.
So far in October there has been a total of 11 break-ins in the town and community officers are now warning people to review their security.
Amongst the car breaks, the windscreen of a Renault Clio in Church Road was smashed between 7am and 7.30am on Tuesday October 1 so that the offender could snatch a purse near the gearstick and a Binatone satellite navigation system was taken after a thief exploited the insecure sunroof of a Volkswagen Golf in Albert Road overnight on Monday October 7.
Another sat nav was stolen overnight on Monday October 21 after an offender smashed the windscreen of a Citroen C1 in Barley Corn Square.
Power tools were stolen from an insecure shed in Meadow Road between 11am and 11.40am on Sunday October 20 and from a shed in Parragate overnight on Tuesday October 8.
PCSO Dawn Teague said: "We would urge people not to leave anything on display in their vehicle that would encourage a break-in. It's the only way of ensuring you don't fall victim.
"We would also encourage people to make sure all outbuildings are secure. Security measures that can be taken can be taken can be found on the crime reduction pages of www.gloucestershire.police.uk. Advice is also available from the local local policing team via 101.
"Please don't forget to report any suspicious activity immediately and if you have any information on the crimes mentioned call us straight away on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."