Rossendale Free Press

Police warning as car key burglaries continue


POLICE say burglaries where entry is forced in order to steal car keys continue to blight the Valley.

It comes after officers attempted to stop a BMW X3 coming out of Bacup. It failed to stop and ended in a 130mph police chase down the M66 before the vehicle was lost.

On Tuesday, police attempted to stop a VW Golf in Edenfield and the vehicle was pursued into Rawtenstal­l. It was abandoned and three males ran off into a thick wooded area - with one of them being located and arrested.

Police have also warned of a spate in the theft of Fiesta STs by keyless thefts in the afternoon and early evenings. They are urging owners to consider investing in a good steering lock.

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