A MAN says thieves are targeting his neighbourhood and breaking into cars, stealing goods from within them.

Jaz Adam, from Blackburn, said his wife’s car has been broken into twice in the space of a couple of months.

On both occasions, he said that £30 worth of cash, perfume and a phone charger have been stolen from his wife’s red Peugeot 108.

The first incident happened in July and the latest burglary took place at around 4.30am on Friday (November 30) on Selborne Street in the Witton area of the town, where Mr Adam lives.

Mr Adam said he has seen two men on CCTV footage breaking into the Peugeot

He said: “The first time the break-in and theft happened was five months ago and it’s happened twice.

“The second time was on Friday morning.

“My wife was going to work when she discovered the doors on the car were unlocked and that the goods have been stolen.

“There was no damage to the car or sign of how it’s been broken into but £30 cash, perfume and a phone charger was stolen on both occasions.

“So she let me know and I looked at the CCTV in the house and saw that two men had broken into the car and stole the items.

Mr Adam has called for the police to take action against the thefts, which he said are a problem in his community.

He said: “There is a problem in the area as the street we live on is a really long terraced street and there are lots of vehicles.

“So you get thieves going up the street and looking into cars and choosing which one to target.

“The police aren’t doing enough to deal with this.

“The latest theft was reported on Friday to the police and they said they would call me back but I’ve heard nothing from them since then.

"So the police really do need to do something about this as it's been a problem for a while and people are concerned."

A police spokesman said: “We received a report on Friday of a vehicle crime and that a car had been broken into.

“This was a red Peugeot and perfume, cash and a charger were taken.

Police are now appealing for potential witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 0483 of November 30.