Thieves target villages

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 February 2015

Villagers warned to keep valuables locked up after a spate of thefts.

Villagers warned to keep valuables locked up after a spate of thefts.

Archant

PEOPLE in North Somerset’s villages are being warned to lock up their valuables after a spate of thefts.

Thieves have been targeting homes in Flax Bourton, Wraxall and Long Ashton with six thefts reported in two weeks.

A white and red Trek X-Caliber mountain bike was stolen from a shed in the Elmhurst Gardens area of Long Ashton between January 21 and 23.

On January 27, during the afternoon, a leaf blower was stolen from a van parked in Lodge Drive in Long Ashton, while the owner was working nearby.

During the same day, thieves tried to break into a flat in Wraxall, causing damage to a window, but were unable to get inside.

On January 30, thieves broke into a garage in Ridgeway Road, in Long Ashton, between 6.30-7pm and stole tools including a generator, a drill and a nail gun.

Later that night - between 9.30-9.50pm - thieves broke into a business in Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton and stole Apple Mac computer equipment.

The final incident occurred on January 31 between 6.50-11pm when number plates were taken from a car parked in Station Road, Flax Bourton.

Neighbourhood PC Martin Faithfull said: “Thieves may be travelling in, thinking that people living round here will be off their guard, as it’s a lower crime area.

“I would ask residents to make sure their property is marked with their postcode and registered at www.immobilise.com as well as making sure they always lock up. If you see anything suspicious in your area, please call 101 straight away.”

Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to get in touch with police through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101.


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