Ilfracombe police say ‘call 999 if you see anyone acting suspiciously’

People in the St Brannocks Road area of Ilfracombe have been asked to be on the look out for suspicious characters after a series of burglaries.

Patio doors were forced open at a property between June 25-27 and an attempt was made to damage panel doors at another on June 29-30. A parcel was also stolen from a porch on June 29.

Inspector Roger Bartlett said police valued public assistance in reporting any suspicious behaviour.

"These were not unsecure premises," he said.

"What we want is if anyone thinks someone might be around, don't be afraid to call 999. There are some indications these crimes might have been committed later in the night, after daybreak while people are still asleep."