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AXMINSTER: Power tools stolen in mini-crime spree

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Police in Axminster are investigating a mini-crime spree in Yarty, Membury. Power tools, strimmers and other tools were taken when a vehicle was broken into at about 3.40am on Sunday June 1st. The vehicle’s owner was awoken when thieves broke in but could not stop the theft. Someone also tried to break into a farm in the area in the early hours of Sunday June 1st. A number of damaged door frames were discovered and the incident is treated as attempted burglary. Another farm in the area had chainsaws and diesel taken when an outbuilding was broken into at some point between 10pm on Saturday May 31st and 7am on Sunday June 1st. Police believe the incidents are linked. Anyone with information is asked to call the police switchboard on 101. The crime references are CR/077974/14, CR/077989/14 and CR/077730 respectively. u A Green Volkswagen Polo, parked on Musbury Road in Axminster near the junction with Hillhead Terrace, has been vandalised. A police spokesperson said: “The vehicle was scraped with a sharp item causing damage to the right hand rear door. “This took place between 10am and 10pm on Tuesday May 13th. “Anyone with information, please ring 101 and quote crime number CR/076936/14.”

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