RESIDENTS have been urged to be vigilant after a number of car thefts.

Police received multiple calls that a thief was stealing items from vehicles in the Ledgard Avenue area of Leigh on Monday night.

Officers are warning people to keep their vehicles and homes locked and remove valuables from cars.

If you have any information contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.