Police appeal after tools theft in Beer

PUBLISHED: 20:00 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 16:45 14 April 2010

TWO men were arrested on suspicion of theft after tools were stolen from a van in Beer last week. It is believed the owner of the van disrupted two men stealing tools from his van parked in New Cut at around 2.10pm on Friday, January 9. Reports state the

TWO men were arrested on suspicion of theft after tools were stolen from a van in Beer last week.

It is believed the owner of the van disrupted two men stealing tools from his van parked in New Cut at around 2.10pm on Friday, January 9.

Reports state the two men then fled the scene in a gold P registration Vauxhall Astra which was later spotted by police driving towards Axminster.

A number of tools were found in the car and the men were then arrested.

PC Speariett said: "The police were able to confirm the tools were stolen as the owner had marked them with his initials. This shows the importance of marking equipment and recording serial numbers."

A 28-year-old male has been charged with theft and a 42-year-old male has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police have now issued an appeal as some of the property found in the van has not yet been identified.

They are asking anybody who has seen the vehicle in suspicious circumstances or have not reported the theft of tools to call 08452 777444 quoting log number 482 09/01/09.


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