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Three men arrested over shed thefts

10:01 23 June 2014

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Police called out to discover spate of thefts from outbuildings in Bishops Tawton last week.

POLICE have arrested three men after a spate of burglaries from sheds in Bishops Tawton.

Officers were called to The Alms House after a call from a resident in Bishops Tawton who reported seeing a man in the communal gardens.

On arrival they found an alarm sounding in the Codden Hill area and checking the area found three sheds had been entered.

PCSO Hannah Denton said bolt croppers had possibly been used to break the padlocks and items taken from the sheds.

At 4.40am police located and arrested a man, and an hour later another two men were arrested in connection with the thefts and later bailed.

PCSO Denton said: “We would like to send our thanks to the member of the public that called the police reporting the suspicious activity.

“This positive action enabled police officers to take robust action allowing prompt arrest of the suspects involved.

“If you have been a victim in the area and have not reported it please do so by calling 101.

“There are security measures that can be put in place such as shed alarms.

“If you would like a visit from your local police community support officer please contact us.”

If you have any information contact the police on non-emergency number 101 quoting crime number CR/082342/14 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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