Appeal after power tools stolen
Police are appealing for information after power tools worth several thousand pounds were taken from a property in Westleigh, near Bideford.
The tools, which have been valued at more than £3,000, were taken from a locked property between 7.30pm on Tuesday 3 August and 8am on Wednesday 4 August.
Police believe the break-in may be linked to another one in the same area, where an intruder was seen in the garden of another property in Westleigh at around 10pm on Saturday 7 August, but nothing was taken on that occasion.
Police would like to hear from anyone who has seen any suspicious behaviour, been approached to buy tools or have been burgled but not reported it.
They reminded people of the importance of ensuring properties are left secure, particularly in remote areas, where they are not overlooked by neighbours.
They also highlighted the benefits of marking individual items and recording serial numbers to deter would-be thieves, as it is more difficult to sell it on and more likely to be returned, if it is stolen.
Anybody with information on the burglary or the stolen items is urged to call police on 101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting crime reference CR/066292/21.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org