POLICE patrols along the A1 and A14 are to be stepped up after a spate of thefts from lorries parked in Huntingdonshire laybys and car parks. Several lorries were found to have been broken into in the early hours of Wednesday November 7 and the curtains slashed or padlocks damaged. At the Brampton Hut Travel Inn car park, a lorry was targeted and its reinforced side curtains slashed. The lorry was searched but nothing was taken. In St Peters Road at around 2.30am, a lorry was broken into. It is unknown if anything was taken. On October 2 hair products and razor blades were taken from vehicles parked in Blackstone Road, Huntingdon. On October 12 cases of Benedictine brandy were stolen from a lorry parked in a layby at Godmanchester. Hair products were taken from a vehicle in Stukeley Meadows industrial estate on October 10. Kitchen hobs were taken from a layby in Ellington on October 23 and on October 30 boxes of curtains were taken from a vehicle parked at Hinchingbrooke Business Park. Detective Inspector Trudie Skeels said extra patrols are taking place along the affected roads in an effort to deter thieves.