Police appeal for information after jewellery taken in Ottery St Mary


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Police are appealing for information to locate stolen of items of jewellery taken from a house in Ottery St Mary.

The property in Beech Park, West Hill, was broken into between 8.45am on Friday, May 26, and 2.30pm on Sunday, May 29, while the occupants were away on holiday.

Police say a long handled axe was used to break a glazed rear door.

A police spokesman said: “Police are advising members of the public to ensure that gardening tools and items such as ladders which could be used to assist offenders in gaining access to a property are properly secured at all times.”

The spokesman added residents could take further precaution to protect their property when they were away.

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•Ask a trusted friend, neighbour or relative to look out for your property while you are away.

•Ask them to collect post from the letterbox so it does not build up, put the bins out and open and close curtains.

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•Cancel newspaper and milk deliveries.

•Use automatic timer switches for lights in key rooms.

•If you have a driveway ask a friend or neighbour to park their car there so it looks like someone is home.

•Join a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Anyone with information that could assist with the investigation of this burglary is asked to email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting log number 0547 of 29 May 2016

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online atwww.crimestoppers-uk.org and quoting the same reference.

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