Police warning over spate of thefts from cars in Rutland

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POLICE are reminding motorists not to leave valuables on display after a spate of thefts over the weekend.

Three cars were targeted in areas surrounding Rutland Water on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday between 4.10pm and 4.40pm a bag worth £60 was stolen from a blue Toyota Yaris in Lyndon Road, Hambleton.

The passenger side window was smashed and the bag was stolen from under the seat.

On Sunday between 2pm and 3pm near the Hambleton peninsular a passenger side window of a silver Jaguar X-Type was smashed and a handbag containing a purse, credit cards and sunglasses were stolen. They had a combined value of £195.

Later on Sunday between 5.25pm and 5.37pm a car parked in the lane leading to Sykes Lane car park in Empingham was broken into.

The silver Fiat Stilo had its driver side window smashed and a purse containing £27 was stolen from the door pocket.

Sgt Lee Morris said: “Officers are patrolling vulnerable locations as much as they can but we would still urge people to please not leave valuables in their cars.

“Opportunist thieves are constantly looking around.”