Penzance residents are being urged to be vigilant following a recent spate of vehicle thefts in the area.

Police are currently investigating four separate incidents of vehicle thefts which have happened over the last three months.

PC Jamie Ellingham said: “There has been a recent series of burglaries in the Penzance area where keys to vehicles have been stolen. Vehicles have then been stolen from outside the properties.

“In particular the suspects have targeted VW vans and camper vans. We are asking the owners of these type of vehicles to keep their keys secure in their houses to prevent them being stolen.

The first incident happened on Lansdowne Place sometime between Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16. Keys were taken from the property and a VW T6 Transporter van had been taken. [CR/053210/19]

On Sunday, August 14, a property was broken into overnight and keys were taken, the victim discovered that their black VW Transporter was missing the following morning. [CR/063041/19]

The third theft happened on Trescoe Road overnight on Thursday, August 8, access was gained through a window where keys were taken. The victim’s Peugeot motor caravan was stolen from the premises. [CR/071584/19]

The fourth incident happened on Friday, August 9 between 1am and 7am also on Trescoe Road. The victim woke up to discover her house door had been damaged and her car keys missing. Her vehicle was still present at the house. [CR/072629/19]

Any information on these burglaries can be directed to Penzance CID via 101 quoting CR/071584/19.