Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stolen garden equipment seized in Didcot raid

Wednesday 18th March 2009

Police are trying to trace the owners of stolen garden equipment found during a search of a caravan in Didcot.

Officers raided the caravan, in Roxburgh Drive, on Saturday, March 7.

Now police are asking the public to check their sheds and garages to see if they have had any property stolen.

Pc Maria Morrisey, of Abingdon police station, said: “We carried out a comprehensive search of the property and found a large number of stolen items, mainly garden equipment, including rotavators and strimmers. Now we need to identify where is has been stolen from.

“There is an unusual pony and trap harness, along with a bridle and lead rope, which would be used for a large horse, and we're keen to trace their owners.

“The search came after a recent spate of burglaries in sheds and outbuildings across the Vale of White Horse.”

A 63-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft and is currently on police bail.

Anyone with information or who believes some of the stolen items may belong to them should call Pc Morrisey on 08458 505505.

(Reproduced from the Oxford Mail)

GARDIEN TIP: If the property had been marked with the postcode or by using Forensic DNA, the owners would have been instantly identified.

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