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Three arrested in Charmouth following burglaries and thefts
POLICE arrested two men and a woman in Charmouth following a series of burglaries and thefts.
Police said there has been an increased number of non-dwelling burglaries and thefts of heating oil and vehicle diesel in the Charmouth and Marshwood Vale Area.
PCSO John Burton, from Lyme Regis Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Dorset Police have carried out a search warrant in Charmouth resulting in the arrest of two males and a female.
“Items have also been recovered for further investigation. A chalet was broken into and two others were targeted in Old Lyme Hill, Charmouth between Saturday, March 2 and Monday, March 4.
The offender managed to get into one hut and attempted to break into another two.
Neighbourhood beat manager PC Kirsti Ball said: “At this time, we are unsure if anything has been taken until the victim has checked the chalets, but crime scene investigators have attended and checked for anything left at the scene.”
Around 800 litres of heating oil was stolen from a tank in the grounds of Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall on Monday, March 4 between 9pm and 10.30pm.
A fuel tank was stolen from a lorry parked overnight at Newlands Holiday Park in Charmouth.
The foreign registered lorry was targeted overnight on either Monday, March 4 or Tuesday, March 5.
Police believe two men cut the metal straps connecting the fuel tank to the lorry and loaded it into the back of a small five-door hatchback.
PCSO Burton said: “Police would like to hear from members of the public who may see any suspicious activity in the Charmouth area.
“This includes unknown persons and unusual vehicles and persons in or around property where due to the time of day they would not be expected to be there.
Anyone who suspects a crime is taking place should call Dorset Police immediately on 999, or call 101 for non-emergencies and ask for PC 0201 Jo Tearall.
Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and tell them what they know, not who they are.