The Oban Times - - News -

THERE has been an in­crease in house­break­ings through­out the Lochaber area and home­own­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to re­main vig­i­lant at all times.

As the most re­cent house­break­ings have taken place when homes are un­oc­cu­pied, po­lice are ask­ing the pub­lic to take pre­cau­tions, such as leav­ing lights on and ask­ing neigh­bours to keep an eye on their prop­erty while they are away.

Po­lice are also urg­ing peo­ple to re­port any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity or strange or un­known ve­hi­cles. A NUM­BER of ve­hi­cles have been dam­aged within car parks through­out Fort Wil­liam.

At around lunchtime on Jan­uary 6, a Da­cia Duster was dam­aged while parked unat­tended at ei­ther the Caol shops car park or out­side the Co- op while unat­tended. It is thought the car may have been struck by an­other ve­hi­cle.

The rear win­dow of a Vaux­hall Meriva was smashed while parked in the Up­per Ach­in­tore car park in the Dum­bar­ton Road area overnight be­tween Jan­uary 17 and 18.

A Kia Cee’d was dam­aged within the Ar­gos/Pound­stretcher car park on North Road on Jan­uary 22 at 1.45pm. It is be­lieved the dam­age was caused by an­other ve­hi­cle strik­ing the car. PO­LICE would like to hear from any­one with in­for­ma­tion af­ter a fridge-freezer was set alight in a gar­den in Kennedy Road in the Plan­ta­tion at around 2.30pm on Jan­uary 20. PO­LICE are keen to iden­tify a man who stopped a blue car on Lun­davra Road and spoke to some chil­dren at the side of the road at around 5pm on De­cem­ber 29. They are ask­ing any­one with any in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to this in­ci­dent to come for­ward. A CHAR­ITY shop’s front win­dow on Fort Wil­liam High Street has been smashed in what po­lice are treat­ing as an act of van­dal­ism.

The win­dow of the PDSA shop was smashed on Jan­uary 20-21.

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the dam­age and have as­sured staff and vol­un­teers they will be check­ing CCTV footage in a bid to find out who is re­spon­si­ble.

Ms Camp­bell said: ‘ The whole win­dow has to be re­placed. It’s mind­less.’

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call po­lice on 101.

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