Crime spree over New Year break

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A works van parked in Beauchamp Road, Alcester, was broken into overnight on Tuesday 29th to Wednesday 30th December, and various tools were stolen.

Similarly, a works van was broken into in Chapel Street, Welford, and approximately £5,000 worth of tools were stolen.

Offenders gained access to the van by drilling a hole near to the lock on the back doors, overnight on Tuesday 29th to Wednesday 30th December.

Meanwhile property was found in Binton Road, Welford, including a selection of power tools and other building materials found on the road, at 8pm on Tuesday 29th December. Police said that it appeared the items had fallen from a vehicle.

Elsewhere, in Chapel Street, Welford, an insecure garden shed was broken into and items stolen including a hedge trimmer and a chainsaw, overnight Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st December.

There was an attempted burglary at a house in Marleigh Road, in Bidford, on Tuesday 29th December.

A detached garage in Haselor was broken into and items were stolen, including a men’s black pedal cycle, petrol powered saw, chainsaw and three air rifles.

The offenders gained access by smashing the glass in the door, overnight Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st December.

Offenders forced open fire doors at the bowling club in Salford Road, Bidford, overnight on Tuesday 29th to Wednesday 30th December. Although nothing was stolen, a messy search was made.

The front doors of the social club, in Snitterfield Road, Bearley, were smashed and entry was attempted overnight Monday 28th to Tuesday 29th December.

Police have invited residents to meet the team in their mobile police station, in Sainsbury’s car park, in Wellesbourne, on Saturday 16th January, between 2pm and 5pm.

Residents can take power tools, garden implements, bicycles or any other items to have them permanently marked with their post code free of charge.

A police spokesperson said: “The marking kit we use is ‘Cremark’ and this has been proven to be a great deterrent in preventing theft of items as they become virtually unsaleable and the police can trace any stolen items much more easily.”