Police warn Exmouth to keep valuables safe

PUBLISHED: 14:29 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

DETECTIVES in Exmouth are asking householders to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas as it is the anniversary of a spate of burglaries in the area.

DETECTIVES in Exmouth are asking householders to be vigilant in the run up to Christmas as it is the anniversary of a spate of burglaries in the area.

The police said that last year there were a number of Christmas burglaries stealing mainly jewellery and antique items.

Local residents are being asked to take extra precautions in relation to the security of their possessions.

Police have suggested that if possible valuable items of jewellery and antiques to be left with relatives or close friends for safekeeping.

Detective Sergeant Peter Jones said: "There have been similar burglaries in the Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh and Exmouth areas and we believe these may be the work of one person.

"In most instances the occupants of the attacked premises were away on holiday.

"We are following a number of leads to arrest the suspect but believe that he may return again this year."

Suspicious behaviour should be reported to the police immediately.

Anyone with any information regarding the crimes that have been committed is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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