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Caravan Owners Warned To Close Windows After Spate Of Thefts

A man has been arrested over spate of thefts from caravans Ingoldmells

Caravan owners and holidaymakers are being warned about the dangers of leaving windows open during the evening.

Lincolnshire Police and security experts are advising caravan owners to keep their windows closed at night during the summer months after a spate of thefts from caravans.

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary after three caravans were targeted in Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells between the 8 and 9 August.

Lincolnshire Police said items including Cash, jewellery, clothing and food were stolen. The man has been bailed with conditions not to enter any caravan park in Lincolnshire and the rest of the UK.

According to Lincolnshire Police, thefts from caravans were reported at the Golden Palm Resort and Eastview caravan site in Chapel St Leonards, and at the Promenade site in Ingoldmells.

 

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Lincolnshire has some of the most caravan parks in the UK, with caravan sites in Skegness, Boston, Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes. With there being more than 37,000 caravans in Lincolnshire, they have become an easy target for criminals.

A recent report from Lincolnshire Police revealed that 40% of residential break-ins occurred in caravans between September 2022 and July 2023 in the East Lindsey area.

The arrest follows on from four people who were arrested in February in connection with burglaries at 36 caravans at Greenfield Caravan site in Skegness.

Caravan owners and holidaymakers are being warned to keep their windows closed in the evening while asleep and not to have valuables on display.

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