Police arrest car theft suspects

PC Steve Speariett

PC Steve Speariett - Credit: Archant

Seaton officers apprehend duo after special operation to target beauty spot thieves

Seaton police have arrested two men suspected of carrying out a series of thefts from parked cars across the south west this summer.

They were apprehended at Beer Quarry car park following a special operation by local officers.

Seaton neighbourhood beat officer PC Steve Speariett said the team had been keeping a close watch on local crime hotspots which paid off when the two suspects were stopped on October 10.

He said: “The two are suspected of committing car crime throughout the southwest and are currently under investigation.

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“Information on their vehicle had also been passed to the police by a member of the public which has helped a great deal with our enquiries. This emphasises the importance of ‘recording and reporting’.”

PC Speariett said beauty spot thefts from cars had considerably decreased in October.

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The Neighbourhood team was also pleased to report that during Halloween there were no recorded incidents in Seaton or the surrounding towns and villages where officers were on patrol.

“We would like to pass on our thanks to all those who ensured it was an enjoyable experience for all of the community,” he added.

October saw two crimes recorded at Axmouth compared to seven

last month and eight in the same month last year.

On October 10 a black Vauxhall estate car parked in the lay-by on the Axmouth straight had the locks damaged in an apparent attempt to break into the vehicle. The crime reference is KN/13/462.

And between October 14 and 23 a person broke into a boat at the yacht club and apparently slept there before leaving with some of the owner’s items. The crime log is KN/13/479

If you have any information on any of the crimes please get in touch with Seaton Police Station on 101, by e-mail at seaton@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk or you can call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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