Spate of Exmouth car crimes

PUBLISHED: 18:30 18 August 2010

Fifteen crimes took place in Budleigh Salterton between May 23 and June 27.

Fifteen crimes took place in Budleigh Salterton between May 23 and June 27.

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The police have urged Exmouth motorists to be vigilant after a spate of cars have been vandalised.

"If people are disturbed in the early hours by noisy behaviour they should contact the police"

PC Martin Young

A NUMBER of valuables were stolen and damage caused to vehicles in Exmouth this week.

More than £450-worth of damage was caused to a silver Peugeot 106 overnight between Sunday, August 15 and Monday, August 16.

The car was broken into and several items were taken from the glove box which included a CD player, amplifier, speakers and a Samsung mobile phone.

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In a separate incident, a window was smashed on a grey Vauxhall Zafira parked in Southern Road earlier this week. More than £150 damage was caused to the car.

A red Honda motorbike left in Carter Avenue was damaged on Tuesday (August 17) and a wing mirror was smashed off a grey Renault Laguna parked on Lyndhurst Road the same day.

PC Martin Young from Exmouth police urged motorists and residents who lived in the area to be vigilant in order to prevent such incidents in the future.

“If people are disturbed in the early hours by noisy behaviour they should contact the police. Make sure valuables are out of view when you leave your vehicle or, ideally, take them away with them.”

Anyone with information about the crimes should call Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444, and ask for PC Martin Young.

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