South Ribble Police have recovered a stolen vehicle and returned the property within just in time for a 9-year-old’s birthday party.
A South Ribble Police spokesman said:
“Between 2310 and 2320hrs on Monday 6th April 2021 a vehicle on Moss Side Way was broken into with birthday presents and party decorations for a 9-year-old girl stolen.
“As a result of information received from the local community on Tuesday 7th April officers from the South Ribble Neighbourhood Team assisted by officers from team 5 immediate Response attended a property in the Moss Side area of Leyland and arrested a 38-year-old female and 40-year-old male on suspicion of stealing from a motor vehicle.
“Following a search of the property, most of the stolen property was recovered and has now been reunited with the 9-year-old’s parents ready for her birthday surprise.
“The male and female have been released under investigation whilst further enquiries are made into other possible offences.
“This should act as a timely reminder to please make sure no items of value are left on display and that you lock your vehicles at all times.”