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Bridport Press Release 15 Jan 2018 - 22 Jan 2018

Alert message sent 23/01/2018 13:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Break-in to dwellingSometime between 12.00 hrs Monday 1st Jan 2018 and 18.00 hrs on Tuesday 2nd Jan 2018 a break-in occurred at a dwelling in Eype, Bridport.  A Samsung TV and a Mountain Bike were stolen.  Occurrence 55180009163 refers.

Theft from motor vehicleSometime overnight on Saturday 20th Jan 2018 a silver coloured Ford Transit van parked in Kings Way, Lyme Regis was broken into and tools were stolen.  Entry to the vehicle appears to have been gained by a duplicate key.  This is the second incident of this type in the same area.  Occurrence 55180010161 refers.

Theft of tractor dieselBetween 10.00 hrs and 14.30 hrs on Saturday 20th Jan 2018 tractor diesel was stolen from a tank on a farm at Halstock, Yeovil.  Occurrence 55180010359 refers.

Theft from Fruit MachineBetween 01.00 hrs and 12.00 hrs on Sunday 21st Jan 2018 a Fruit Machine located at the Quarter Deck Tavern, West Bay, Bridport was broken into and an amount of cash was stolen.  Occurrence 551800010548 refers.

Break-in to construction site: Sometime between 19.00 hrs on Saturday 20th Jan 2018 and 06.45 hrs on Monday 22nd Jan 2018 tools were stolen from a house under construction on Coast Road, Burton Bradstock, Bridport.  Tools stolen included 2 Makita Professional Drills and an industrial power extension.  Occurrence 55180010930 refers.

Break-in to vehicleSometime between 22.00 hrs on Monday 22nd Jan 2018 and 07.45 Tuesday 23rd Jan 2018 a white coloured Citroen Dispatch Van parked in Orchard Avenue, Bridport was broken into and tools were stolen.  A Makita Cordless Drill Set and a mini grinder were stolen.  Occurrence 55180011564 refers.

Damage to vehicleAt approx. 16.00 hrs on Wednesday 17th Jan 2017 the bumper and indicator light of a turquoise coloured Volvo C70 parked on St Michael’s Trading Estate, Tannery Road, Bridport was damaged.  Police are appealing for witness to this incident.  Occurrence 55180008736 refers.

Scam Call AlertPolice are warning about a scam call from a person purporting to be a Sheriff from the Highcourt demanding money to be paid by bank card to an account that the caller provides details of.    The caller targets business owners and demands that they pay money by bank card and that the money is for money the business owner owes for services to another company.  When the caller is questioned about the company that the money is owed to the caller indicates that as he was instructed by the company he did not have all of the details.   The caller is very assertive in his demands and tells the victim that if they do not pay up officers will be around within three quarters of an hour to take good to the value of the money that is owed.  The scam caller sounds very plausible because at one point he appears to have a conversation with someone in the background and apologises to the victim and indicates that another member of his team needed advice from him or sometime along those lines.  Police advice is to never hand over any money until you are completely aware of where the money is going to and the name of the company that the money is owed to.  Also, what the money is owed for.  If you make a payment to an individual online use a secure payment site such as PayPal and never transfer the money directly into their bank account as this can put you at risk of card fraud.  Occurrence 55180005943 refers.

If you have information regarding any of the crimes or incidents above, please contact Dorset Police on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting the relevant occurrence number.  Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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Patricia Harris (Dorset Police, Volunteer 4122, Bridport)

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