Sat navs and tools stolen in crime-wave

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Sheds, garages and cars were targeted by thieves who stole hundreds of pounds worth of items as part of a one-night mini crime wave across Towcester.

The incidents happened overnight on Sunday February 22, into Monday February 23, and gave families a shocking start to the week.

Sat nav devices were stolen from two different vehicles in Belle Baulk and items were taken from the glove compartment of a car in Cappenham Close.

Sheds were broken into at a house in Solly’s Way and two houses in Meadow Bank.

A shed and garage were broken into in Belle Baulk and tools were stolen from a garden in Nene Lane.

Police officers are appealing for witnesses and reminding families to make sure their items are as safe and secure as possible.

Sergeant Tania Ash said: “We’ve had a number of incidents reported to us which all happened overnight on Sunday into Monday.

“Anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious or unusual, or has any information about the people involved, is asked to call us on 101.

“I would also encourage people to make sure their sheds, garages and homes are as secure as possible and would also urge drivers to remove sat navs and other valuables from their vehicles when they leave them.

“Even if parked on the drive at home or only left for a short time.”

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Witnesses can call Northants Police on 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.