Motorists warned after damage spree

RESIDENTS in March are being urged to report suspicious activity after a number of vehicles were damaged.

Thieves have attempted to steal a number of cars after breaking into them in the past week.

Seven cars were tampered with on New Year’s Eve (December 31).

They included: a Vauxhall Astra in Norwood Road; a Vauxhall Corsa in Russell Avenue; a Vauxhall Astra in Peas Hill Road; a Volvo 960 and a Jaguar XJ8 in Silver Street and a Citroen Saxo in Belmont Road.

Thieves managed to start a Ford Escort in Regent Avenue, however it was recovered nearby the following day.

Police are linking the incidents with two other attempts to steal cars - a Ford Fiesta in Deerfield Road between December 29 and January 5, and a Vauxhall Astra in Pacific Close, between January 2 and 3.

Officers are also investigating two thefts from cars in Wimblington.

A Mercedes SLK was broken into in March Road overnight between Sunday and Monday (January 3), while thieves stole tools from a Citroen Dispatch van between New Year’s Day and Tuesday (January 4).

PC Phil Richardson said: “We are linking the attempted thefts of vehicles which may have all taken place on the same night.

“I would urge residents in the town to report any suspicious activity.”

Anyone with any information should call PC Richardson on 0345-4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800-555-111.