Village car crime spate

PUBLISHED: 19:00 08 April 2011

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POLICE are investigating after a spate of car and vehicle-related crimes in the Yatton area.

Between March 30 and Saturday, there were eight incidents involving vehicles being damaged or broken into.

At 8am on April 1, the owner of a vehicle parked in Claverham Road discovered two of its tyres had been punctured.

Between 2am on April 1 and 6pm on April 2, a games console and games were stolen from a caravan parked outside a house in North End Road.

In Elborough Avenue, one car was broken into sometime between 9.30pm on March 31 and 8.30am on April 1, when the front passenger window was smashed and a bag was taken from the footwell. Also between March 31 and April 1 in the same road, change was stolen from a car.

In Mendip Road, a vehicle had four hub caps and the rubber surrounding the front bumper taken, which was discovered on April 1, and, in Bramblewood sometime between March 31 and Friday, the rear windscreen of a car was smashed but nothing was taken.

Between Friday and Saturday, a car parked in Stowey Road had its passenger side window smashed. The glove box was searched but nothing was taken.

Finally, in Main Road, Cleeve, at 5.50am on April 1, a resident heard a noise and looked out of his window to see two men crouched by his car with the interior light on.

He banged on the window and they ran off, leaving behind a laptop and some games console controllers.

It was later discovered the items had been taken from the next door property, which had been burgled by the men. Other items taken from the house, including a games console and a bag containing bank cards and a driving licence have not been recovered.

* Anyone with information regarding the incidents should call police on 0845 456 7000.

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