A MAN is being questioned by police after it was reported nine vehicles had been entered overnight on Tuesday in Stourport and property stolen from some of them.

The offences carried out are being linked to another six in the same part of the town since the weekend. Many of the vehicles were parked outside homes but left unlocked and as a result police are urging people to make sure their vehicles are secure when unattended.

Cars were entered on overnight on Tuesday outside addresses in Chiltern Close, Abberley Avenue, Cherry Tree Walk, Kings Arms Land and Oak Apple Road. All were searched and while nothing was stolen from some of them, others had property taken including sunglasses, cash and a Nokia mobile phone.

These are being linked to another six between Saturday, April 26, night and Monday, April 28, morning when cars were entered in Ribbesford Drive, Cranberry Drive, Hafren Way, Thirlmere Road and The Ridgeway. Two sat-navs, golf shoes, jeans, joggers and a usb cable were among the property stolen from those vehicles.

Following Tuesday night's offences police received a call at about 7am yesterday from a resident to say someone was lying in an alleyway at the back of Kings Arms Lane. Officers attended and a 24-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of stealing from cars. They also recovered a sat-nav and bank cards, which are believed to have been stolen.

The man is currently being questioned at Worcester Police Station.

Sgt Jan Shore, based at Stourport, said: “It may be some people do not realise items have been taken from their cars so we would advise them to check and let us know if they find anything missing.

“Sadly many of the vehicles which were entered had been left unlocked and this is an open invitation to thieves. We have community support officers delivering leaflets at homes in the area today alerting them to these incidents and urging them to keep their vehicles secure at all times when they are left unattended.

“It is also extremely important that people do not leave valuable items in their cars such as sat-navs – if you don’t want them stolen take them with you.”

Anyone with information about any of the incidents should call 101, quoting the incident reference 116-S-300414, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.