Scarecrow theft in East Budleigh

A SCARECROW designed to resemble the Stig from the BBC Top Gear show has gone missing. The human-like figurine was taken on Saturday, June 27, from a car park in the Rolle Arms pub, East Budleigh. A police spokesperson said five males were seen in the ar

A SCARECROW designed to resemble the Stig from the BBC Top Gear show has gone missing.

The human-like figurine was taken on Saturday, June 27, from a car park in the Rolle Arms pub, East Budleigh.

A police spokesperson said five males were seen in the area wearing distinctive clothing such as black suits and a pink florescent vest. The males left in a Hendy Hire mini bus.

If anyone has any information about the incident, contact Devon and Cornwall Constabulary on 08452 777444, quoting crime reference number KE/09/1606.


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The incident is the second scarecrow theft in the last two months.

Zena Tarbath, 46, who lives in the village, had a painter and decorator figurine stolen from the Oak Hill area which she had intended on entering into the scarecrow festival.

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Meanwhile, police recorded nine crimes - six in East Budleigh and three in Bicton - between the period of May 27 and June 29.

They included: A handbag being stolen from a property in Dalditch Lane, East Buldleigh, containing a small amount of cash and credit cards, on the evening of Saturday, May 30.

Entry to the property was gained through an insecure front door.

* Oak furniture worth �5000 was taken from Oak Furnishings on Knowle Hill, between Tuesday, June 2, and Wednesday, June 3. It is believed the goods were stolen from the display forecourt.

* Thieves stole tools, valued at �92, from Franks Patch between Monday, June 1, and Wednesday, June 3.

* A man out camping near Budleigh cricket field was hit while in his tent by a stone believed to have been thrown by youngsters in the nearby skate park. The assault was reported by a busker.

* A vehicle parked in East Budleigh garage sustained damage worth �600 after thieves broke into the car and stole a CD player.

The incident occurred between Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday, May 28.

* A handbag was stolen from an unattended car in the Frying Pans car park on Woodbury Common on Saturday, June 13.

* And, a property at Yettington was burgled on Wednesday, June 24, between 6.45pm and 7.46pm. A lap top computer, valued at �411, was taken. Entry was gained through an insecure front door.

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