The owners of a block of flats overlooking Preston Docks are appealing for witnesses after an attempted break-in.Advertisement
Victoria Mansions, in Navigation Way, Ashton-on-Ribble, were targeted by would-be thieves on Tuesday (31 July) evening around 7.30pm.
Director of the company which owns the mansions Ann Adams said they were releasing CCTV footage to try and trace those responsible for doing thousands-of-pounds worth of damage.
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Mrs Adams said: “We have three buildings which make up Victoria Mansions, one of them a converted warehouse and the others are two purpose-built wings.
“The fire exit doors have been damaged, the refuse store door and the garage gates.
“The main damage was caused to outer and inner steel grills fixed to a side wall, this was partly dragged out of its location resulting in splitting the brickworks.
“We estimate the damage caused is more than £2,000.”
The CCTV clip below has been released to Blog Preston to try and identify the youths involved.
Mrs Adams said the noise of the grill being kicked and forced is what alerted residents and they phoned the police.
Preston Police have been offered the extensive CCTV footage by Mrs Adams but she says they have yet to come and view it or take it away.
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CCTV pictures below show the three youths involved.
Anyone with information about the attempted break-in is asked to call police on 101 and quote reference LC-20180731-1420.