Crime spree hits rural properties as police plea for help

Devon and Cornwall Police have urged people to be aware and secure all outbuildings after a series of thefts from farm buildings and sheds.

The crime spree happened in the Chapel Amble area of Wadebridge.

Police have also called on people to be aware of suspicious activity in the area after one victim saw a male walking to an awaiting vehicle and driving off.

They’re also encouraging people who see anything suspicious to contact them by calling 101 and quoting crime reference CR/058226/20.

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PCSO Wherry wrote on the Wadebridge Police Facebook page: “Following a number of thefts from farm buildings and sheds in the Chaple Amble area of Wadebridge police are advising people to be aware and take steps to secure all outbuildings. Also to be aware of any suspicious activity – one victim observed a male walking to an awaiting vehicle and driving off.

“If you see anything suspicious please report it to the police call 101 quoting crime ref CR/058226/20 giving as much detail as possible including vehicle registration numbers if possible.”

The thefts near Wadebridge come just days after a theft of a cattle trailer and quad bike in the St Clether area, on Bodmin Moor.

An Ifor Williams 10ft cattle box and a Yamaha 700cc special edition quad bike, registration WK67 BVE in black with red writing and fitted with a front winch and a Chapman Snacker Control box on the front rack were stolen from the farm.

Devon and Cornwall Police’s rural crime time has advised farmers to ensure that the appropriate security is present on buildings, vehicles, and other machinery.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 101, email 101@dc.police.uk or call Crimestoppers on 0800555111 quoting CR/057404/20 and CR/057406/20.


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