Posted: 19.12.18 at 11:10 by The Editor
Public urged to be vigilant
Police have been notified of nine separate offences of thefts or attempted thefts from vans in the Exmouth and Budleigh Salterton area between Friday 14 December and Monday 17 December.
The offences in Exmouth took place in Withycombe Village Road, Lyndhurst Road, Ashleigh Road and Albion Hill.
In Budleigh Salterton the offences took place in Clarence Road, Jocelyn Road, East Budleigh Road, Hooker Close and Greenway Lane.
Power tools, radios and gardening equipment were stolen with a combined value of over £8,400.
Officers are advising the public not to leave their tools and equipment for prolonged periods in their vans, especially overnight.
Anyone with information or who witnessed anything suspicious in these locations over the weekend are asked to contact police via [email protected] or by calling 101.
Further advice on keeping your vehicle safe from thieves can be found on the Devon & Cornwall Police website: https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-business/tools-at-risk/