‘Lock your vessels’ - police urge boat owners

Boat owners in Exmouth are being urged to lock their vessels or face losing their equipment after reports of a spate of boat burglaries.

Exmouth police are urging boat owners to lock their vessels and secure property on board, following a spate of thefts from the Exe Sailing Club car park.

Officers said a number of buoys were stolen sometime between Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 14.

Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact the police.

Boat owners keen to protect their property are being urged to join the town’s Boat Watch scheme.

Police community support officer Karen Capey said: “Police would like to remind all boat owners to secure their property and not to leave items on board their boats, when they are left unattended for any period of time.

“The town centre policing team encourage boat owners to have their property security marked.”

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? For further information about property marking, or Boat Watch, contact PCSOs Karen Capey or Colin Balch on 08452 777 444 or e-mail Karen.capey@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk or


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