Three properties burgled in Topsham
THREE properties were burgled in Topsham last week. More than �1000-worth of damage was caused and an array of belongings stolen after a house in Newcourt Road, Topsham, was broken into by thieves. Bank cards, a camera, �35 in cash, €50 euros, a luggage c
THREE properties were burgled in Topsham last week.
More than �1000-worth of damage was caused and an array of belongings stolen after a house in Newcourt Road, Topsham, was broken into by thieves.
Bank cards, a camera, �35 in cash, €50 euros, a luggage case containing a purse and gift vouchers, were all taken from the house sometime between 8.15am and 5.15pm on Tuesday, May 11.
Entry was gained into the property by forcing open a bay window at the rear of the building.
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Jewellery, including a 14" rope necklace, 16" necklace, three rings, a bangle and brooch were also stolen.
Both Weekes Estates Agents and Devonshire Mortgage Consultants, in Fore Street, were burgled the following day, on Wednesday, May 12.
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A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall police said they were investigating the possibility that the crimes were linked and committed by the same people.
The front doors to Weekes Estates Agents and Devonshire Mortgage Consultants were both damaged where thieves gained entry into the properties. Petty cash was stolen from the offices.
Sue Trevillion, lettings administrator for Weekes Estates Agents, said she discovered the store had been broken into when she arrived to open up on Wednesday morning.
"It is not a nice thing to see when you come into work on a morning. The damaged door now has to be completely replaced," she said.
Anyone with information about the crimes should call Devon and Cornwall police on 08452 777444, quoting the following crime reference numbers: DE/10/4783 for the Newcourt Road burglary; DE/10/4806 for the Weekes Estates Agents incident and DE/10/4807 for the Devonshire Mortgage Consultants break-in.