Exmouth police reveal latest crimes

The police have revealed the latest crimes in Exmouth and are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch with officers on 08452 777444, quoting the crime reference number

Two bicycles have been stolen from beneath a chalet at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, prompting Exmouth police to appeal for witnesses.

The woman’s Dawes green and yellow Impact bike and boy’s red Apollo cycle had been chained and padlocked to a chalet close to the entertainment complex when they were stolen overnight on Sunday August 22.

Anyone with information relating to the thefts can contact officers on 08452 777 444 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111, quoting crime reference KE/10/2196.

Exmouth police have stepped up patrols in the Hamilton Lane area of town after vandals targeted the allotments.

Officers are asking the public to be the ears and eyes of the community, reporting any suspicious activity immediately.

The plea for help comes after a quantity of gardening property was stolen from the allotments.

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Allotment holders in Hamilton Lane are being urged by Exmouth police to report any stolen property.

Officers say property they believe has been stolen from the allotments is yet to be reunited with its rightful owners.

The police said a group of men were spotted jumping over a gate to the allotments in the early hours of August 24.

Police say plain clothes officers stopped a group.

Anyone who may have seen men, shortly before or after midnight, is asked to contact the police on 08452 777444, quoting log number 34 24/08/10, or crime number KE/10/2225 if you have stolen property to report.

• Exmouth police said four men remain on police bail.

Exmouth police are warning the town’s clubbers and pub goers to keep an eye on their belongings after a spate of thefts from handbags.

Officers say a rise in opportunist thieves has sparked an increase in stolen property.

Sergeant Nick Southern, from Exmouth police, said: “We have seen an increase in thefts of handbags and other personal belongings during the late night economy of the town.

“We advise people to ensure they do not leave bags and property on its own.”

Exmouth police are again appealing for help tracing a car stolen from Devon Cliffs Holiday Park on August 22.

Officers say a family caravan was broken into during the kate evening and various possessions were stolen, including the family car.

Sergeant Nick Southern said the police were keen to hear from anyone who may have spotted the vehicle being driven, or seen it parked up.

The stolen car is a grey Citroen C8, registration number YP55 VFJ.

If you have information, contact Exmouth police on 08452 777444.

If you have been offered a crossbow or arrows for sale, Exmouth police would like to hear from you.

The police have revealed how a professional crossbow and carbon fibre arrows were stolen from the Exmouth Archers’ club, situated along the B3179, sometime overnight between August 23 and the following day.

Officers said the equipment is ‘unique’ and highly identifiable.

Anyone with information about the burglary, or who has been offered the equipment, is asked to contact the police on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference KE/10/2204.

Exmouth police are keen to trace the culprit who stole a Goodmans CD player from a vehicle parked in Jubilee Drive sometime overnight between August 24 and the following day.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone who may have been offered the second-hand audio equipment.

If you have information, contact the police, quoting crime reference KE/10/2216.

Exmouth police say they were forced to use a Tasar gun during an alleged domestic incident which took place in Exeter Road on Saturday morning.

The police were called to a home at 8am following an allegation of assault made by a woman at the address.

Exmouth police said a Tasar gun was used when a man allegedly became violent towards officers.

• Police said a 46-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault and causing criminal damage.