Don’t leave keys near letterbox warning after Preston burglary

Posted on - 27th April, 2017 - 10:11pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Woodplumpton
The Orchard in Woodplumpton Pic: Google
The Orchard in Woodplumpton Pic: Google

Homeowners are being warned not to leave their keys near the door after a ‘hook and cane’ burglary near Preston.


A car has been taken from Woodplumpton following the incident on Wednesday (26 April).

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The homeowners in The Orchard went to bed around 11.30pm.

During Thursday morning they noticed the vehicle was missing and police believe the keys were scooped up by a long stick put through the letterbox.

A bike was found abandoned nearby and Preston Police believed this is involved.


They have recovered a set of keys and also a knife that was left handing on a nearby garden fence in a carrier bag.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 222.

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