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Steering wheels and dashboards stolen from BMW vehicles in South Ribble

Posted on - 7th June, 2020 - 1:33pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Damage caused to one of the BMW cars Pic: South Ribble Police
Damage caused to one of the BMW cars Pic: South Ribble Police

BMW drivers are being targeted by thieves across South Ribble.

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South Ribble Police have warned motorists after steering wheels and dashboards were taken from BMW cars in the past week.

Patrols have been stepped up, particularly in the Wigan Road area of Leyland in recent days.

Police say the cars were targeted between 2am and 4am on Thursday (June 4).

CCTV pictures of some potential suspects have been released.

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the incident Pic: South Ribble Police
Police want to speak to these two men in connection with the incident Pic: South Ribble Police
A further CCTV picture released by police Pic: South Ribble Police
A further CCTV picture released by police Pic: South Ribble Police

A police spokesman said: “If you are worried that your vehicle may be a target of this crime an old-style steering lock, which passes across the centre of the steering wheel or covers it completely, may provide a deterrent.”

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Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 and quote log 0186 of 4 June. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800555111.

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