152 vehicles broken into in Kirklees since December 1
Dec 22 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THEFTS of valuables from cars during break-ins continue to be a cause for concern.
Since the start of December there have been 152 thefts from motor vehicles in Kirklees.
One area particularly badly hit has been that covered by Huddersfield North Neighbourhood Policing Team – the Lindley, Greenhead and Ashbrow wards.
Twelve handbags have been stolen from vehicles by thieves who have smashed windows to get to items left on or under seats or in footwells since November 1.
There have been three of this type of crime recorded in each of the areas of Edgerton, Marsh and Lindley.
Some offences have occurred outside nursing homes and day care centres and nurseries, so people at these locations need to be more security-conscious and vigilant.
Peak times for these offences are between 1pm and 2pm and 4pm and 7pm.
The most recent incident happened at lunchtime on Saturday, after a woman pulled up in a car at the lights at the junction of Halifax Road and Blacker Road in Edgerton.
She noticed three men on the pavement. Two walked past and one peered through the passenger side window.