Warning over night prowlers targeting cars in this part of North Staffordshire

Police are hunting night prowlers after multiple cars have been targeted in one part of North Staffordshire.

Officers have received multiple reports of men interfering with vehicles in Cheadle and Tean in recent weeks. The most recent incident involved a black Range Rover which was parked at an address near Tean Road when it was targeted in the early hours of Monday, June 17.

On that occasion, no items were taken. Police are now carrying out CCTV and house-to-house enquiries in a bid to catch the culprit. Other victims are also being encouraged to come forward as Staffordshire Police say they are investigating 'a number of individuals'.

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Detective Constable David Stubbs said: “Over the past month, we have seen a number of social media posts by drivers saying they have returned to their vehicles to find items have been taken in Cheadle and Tean.

“We are investigating a number of individuals for vehicle and theft-related offences in the area and are appealing for members of the public, who have been victims, to come forward if they have not yet done so.

“We are also urging people to ensure they lock their vehicles, especially overnight, and to not store valuables inside. Also make sure that all doors, windows and sunroofs are closed and locked and where possible, leave vehicles in clear view of CCTV and in well-lit areas.”

Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on 101, or the Live Chat facility on the force's website, quoting incident number 690 of 17 June. To report anonymously via Crimestoppers, call on 0800 555111.

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