Police warning after Uplyme crime spree

Villains target village cars and outbuildings

A shock increase in crime has been recorded at Uplyme.

The village, which often goes weeks without police investigating a single incident, suffered a spate of burglaries during the past month.

Police Community Support Officer Amanda Jones told the parish council that four crimes were committed in a single night – Thursday, June 7.

She said outbuildings and garages had been a key target for the villains who got away with garden equipment.

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Catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in Pound Lane and Lyme Road.

The combination padlock and chain at the football field had also been stolen.

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PCSO Jones added: “Please ensure all property is postcode marked and all serial numbers of items are kept separately. We still have a limited number of alarmed padlocks at the station at a cost of �7 each.

“I encourage residents to report any sightings of suspicious persons or vehicles, taking down the registration plate number, by telephoning police on 101.”

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