Spate of power tool thefts in Seaton

PUBLISHED: 11:30 12 February 2015


Police are asking residents to be vigilant following a spate of power tool burglaries around Seaton and the surrounding area.

Power tools to the value of £1,800 were taken from a shed in New Road between 10pm on Friday, January 23, and 7.30am, Saturday, January 24. [Crime Reference: CR/005401/15]

A list of tools taken in the burglary includes: an air blower, a 10 inch disk cutter, a back pack blower worth £500 and a £400 hedge trimmer.

Power tools were also taken from a garden shed in Beer Road. [CR/005404/15]

Police are linking the burglaries with similar incidents that occurred in Beer and Branscombe.

PC Steve Speariett said: “It is likely that the offenders were using a vehicle, as a number of larger items were reported stolen.

“We are asking the community to record and report the registration numbers of any vehicles that arouse suspicion. If you believe a crime is being committed, please call 999 at the time.”

Three arsons were also reported last month.

The first was logged on January 4, and involved two vehicles, a BMW 323 and a Mitsubishi Lancer being set alight on Harepath Hill. [CR/000872/15 & CR/000882/15]

Minor damage was also caused to the kiosk on the Esplanade which police say was caused by the use of a lighter.

Police logged 18 crimes over January, an increase of six per cent from last year.

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