DRIVERS being urged to stay vigilant after after a number of cars were stolen in Middlewich.

Since the beginning of May, burglars have broken into three Middlewich homes and stolen keys from inside, before taking the high-powered vehicles.

One incident took place between 10.30pm on Wednesday, June 27 and 4.10am on Thursday, June 28 at an address in St Annes Avenue.

PC Nick Jackson, of Crewe local policing unit, said: “While we investigate a number of lines of enquiry I want to remind the local community to be extra vigilant and security conscious.

“The thefts have taken place during the night and I would urge anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously to contact us on 101.”

Drivers are encouraged to ensure their vehicle is locked and secure, with an alarm and/or steering lock activated.

Remove any valuables – including from the glove box or under seats – and wipe away the mark from the windscreen left by any suction pads.

Police say this is a tell-tale sign for thieves that a sat nav is being used in the vehicle.

Try and park in well-lit areas where there are a lot of people around

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 106502 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.