Police appeal after Sidmouth burglary spate

PUBLISHED: 16:33 19 November 2008 | UPDATED: 11:39 17 June 2010

POLICE are appealing for information following a spate of burglaries in Sidmouth pubs on Tuesday. Between 2.30 and 4pm, a window was forced at The Swan Inn, York Street and a substantial amount of money was stolen. Earlier in the day, between 12.15 and 2

POLICE are appealing for information following a spate of burglaries in Sidmouth pubs on Tuesday.

Between 2.30 and 4pm, a window was forced at The Swan Inn, York Street and a substantial amount of money was stolen.

Earlier in the day, between 12.15 and 2.45 pm, an office door in the Old Ship Inn was forced and some personal property stolen.

Police are also investigating a burglary at the Black Horse, Fore Street at around 2.30pm when a man knocked on the first floor office asking for a bed and breakfast.

The member of staff in the office offered to show the man downstairs and discovered a second man on the first floor who said he was waiting for his friend.

Nothing appeared to be stolen during the incident.

The first man is described as white, 5ft 8, in his early twenties and of average build.

He was wearing a grey hooded top with a motif on the front.

Noticeably his face was scarred next to his right eye and he had a number of fresh cuts on his face.

The second man, also white, is aged in his mid to late twenties, 6ft 1 and wearing a scruff black sweater.

Both men had accents described as being Eastern European.

Anyone who has any information regarding the break-ins is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting crime reference KS/08/808.

Landlords are being urged to review the security on the private areas of their premises to prevent further offences.

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