Spate of car crimes in Cobridge and Sneyd Green
A SPATE of car crimes has been reported in the Cobridge and Sneyd Green areas of Stoke-on-Trent.
Staffordshire Police have had to issue advice to concerned motorists after thieves targeted unlocked vehicles by trying door handles before stealing valuables including sat navs.
There have been nine such thefts since the start of August, including offences in Crossway Road, Stanway Avenue, Maylea Crescent, Dairyfields Way, Bethell Road and Barnfield Road.
Officers have increased patrols in the area, a Staffordshire Police spokesman said, but have also urged all residents to remove valuables from their cars, keep windows and doors locked and avoid leaving keys in the ignition at any time.