Preston restaurant worker left distraught after car break-in

Posted on - 24th December, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Damage to a car window in London Road

Damage to a car window in London Road

A worker at a Preston restaurant has seen her possessions swiped from her car while she was hard at work.


The 28-year-old was working at the Lola restaurant in London Road on Monday night when the incident took place.

She had popped out around 10pm to get something from her Nissan Micra and found it had been targeted, with thieves making off with her wallet, drivers licence, house keys and even the child seat for her young son.

A brick had been thrown through the passenger-side window of the blue car, shattering glass all over the front seat.

Walaa Hassan, owner of the Egyptian restaurant, said: “This is not the first time this has happened here.

“We have been targeted before and the police they do nothing.

“I give them the CCTV and it shows what’s happening but what do they do?”

He said his employee was too upset to speak and she was having to incur extra expense ahead of Christmas.

Mr Hassan had his own car targeted in November with thieves causing £1,200 worth of damage.

He said: “Me and my neighbours, we’ve all said the same thing to the police. We provide them with the evidence but they’ve not caught anyone.

“We are left counting the cost while these people get away with it.”

On Tuesday a warning was issued by police for motorists to lock their vehicles after a spate of thefts across the city.

Preston Police have been contacted for comment, but have not responded by the time of publication.

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