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Walmer Bridge burglary spree sees increased police patrols

Posted on - 11th August, 2023 - 10:42am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Longton & New Longton, Preston News, South Ribble News
South Ribble Police want to trace the man pictured in connection with the burglaries Pic: South Ribble Police

A spate of burglaries in Walmer Bridge has triggered a police appeal.

South Ribble Police released the CCTV image of a balaclava-wearing man who was caught on camera at properties in Gill Lane, Great Gill, Tillage Close and Jubilee Road.

Properties were targeted during Wednesday 9 August and a motorcycle and bike were taken during two of the burglaries but have now been located and returned to their owners.

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Chief Inspector Chris Abbott of Lancashire Police’s South division, said: “We are aware of the impact offences of burglary have on local communities.

“We want to reassure residents of Walmer Bridge that we are investigating all these offences and every line of enquiry is being thoroughly explored.

“You will see an increased police presence in the area, this is to offer reassurance to the public and not something to be alarmed about.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 0249 of August 9 or email 1179@lancashire.police.uk or 3489@lancashire.police.uk

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