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Blackburn thieves target car airbags
12:51pm Friday 14th September 2012 in News
THIEVES have been stealing airbags to order from cars in Blackburn.
Detectives have launched an investigation after three cars in the Feniscowles area of the town were broken into in early hour attacks.
Police said the owners of three Toyota Aygos found their vehicles in a ‘real mess’ after thieves forced the locks on the doors and stole the airbag systems.
The cars, left undriveable after the thefts, were parked in Park Farm Road, Cyprus Ridge and Langdale Road, all in the Livesey Branch Road area.
Lancashire Constabulary’s tar- get team, which is leading the investigation, said the airbags look to have been stolen to order. DS Tim McDermott said: “Three vehicles have been targeted for their airbag systems. These offences have clearly been carried out by a professional who has mechanical ability.
“With the same type of vehicle being targeted in each theft it is clear these parts were stolen to order. I appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious overnight on Monday to come forward. This is not a two minute of a job. The thief would have needed a vehicle to carry his tools and the airbag systems.
“I also appeal for any local garage owners who have been offered suspicious car parts to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101.
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