Preston Police advise public vigilance following distraction thefts

Posted on - 25th April, 2014 - 7:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre



Lancashire Police are asking people in Preston to be extra vigilant following a spate of ‘distraction thefts’.

Police say offenders are going into estate agents and hair salons using maps and leaflets to distract staff members and steal mobile phones.

On Thursday a mobile phone was stolen from a shop on Cannon Street. Police say the offenders visited at least 6 different premises as well in Preston

The offenders are described as being a slim build 6ft male, wearing a light coloured jacket, dark coloured baseball cap, dark coloured jeans, and a slim build 5’8 female, with a light coloured top, light coloured summer hat.

Police advise people to not leave valuables on show or unattended. They ask that you report anything suspicious to the police on 101.

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