GARDEN THIEVES TARGET GOOSTREY
WARNING.....Light-fingered thieves are out and about in the area. In a spate of raids, gardens have been targeted. The latest incident happened this week when a large blue ceramic pot with growing conifer was nicked from the front garden of a house in Brookfield Crescent, Goostrey.
The theft was discovered on Tuesday. "The pot was so heavy it would have taken two people to have lifted it," says the owner. Last week in a heavy bench was lifted from a garden in Jodrell Bank.
And this week in Holmes Chapel white metal fencing disappeared from Wye Close, but mysteriously returned after a threat to put CCTV footage online.
There have been reports of a blue van trawling the area on the lookout for easy to steal items in gardens and unlocked buildings. There may be many other thefts which have still to come to light.
Cheshire Police yesterday issued a warning about thefts in the county following the clocks being put forward. Victims are advised to contact police by calling 101.