Police urge Whalley residents to be vigilant and ensure their vehicles are secure after car theft

People living in Whalley, especially in housing estates, are being asked to be on their guard and make sure their vehicles are always locked after burglars make off with a car.
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The incident happened on Thursday evening and CCTV footage is being examined.

Police investigations are continuing. Sgt Kevin Day, of Ribble Valley Police, said officers will do everything in their power to hunt the thieves responsible. He added: "On Thursday night there were a number of reports of suspicious circumstances around the Whalley area and I am sorry to say that there was a successful burglary during which a car was stolen.

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"Following the first report of suspicious males (confirmed via CCTV) we managed to bring in additional resources from our Tactical Operations and response colleagues and they did what they could to vigorously check the area. Unfortunately we weren't able to track down the individuals in time. Our staff have been out trawling CCTV and speaking with residents to secure any additional evidence that is out there and this has been handed over to the burglary teams to pursue.

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Police warning comes after burglars steal car

"Over the weekend there will be additional resources from the Task Force, Response officers, our own team and Tactical Operations and they will all be working hard to track down suspect burglars and prevent further offences. This obviously doesn't guarantee that we will be in the right place at the right time, but I can assure you that we will be doing everything in our power to get hold of these individuals. Please play your part and ensure that your property is as secure as it possibly can be. Burglars like their life to be made as easy as possible and its up to you to make sure that it isn't. Please don't be the next preventable victim that we are speaking with tomorrow."