Warning after ‘chilli’ dirt bike stolen and attempted burglary of outbuildings
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Officers are urging people to ensure their outbuildings are secure after a dirt bike was stolen from a locked garage and other residents reported offenders accessing their outbuildings in Weston Coyney today.
Police were first called at 7am (Tuesday 18 January) to a property near to Weston Coyney Road, where a KTM dirt bike with the word ‘chilli’ on it, was reported stolen from a detached garage.
It is believed the theft occurred between midnight and 7am, with the offender cutting padlocks off an outbuilding to gain entry.
Officers believe the bike may have been travelling from Normacott to Meir around 1.30pm today.
Most recently, officers were called at 8.50am today following two separate reports of attempted burglary, where offenders targeted outbuildings.
The offences occurred along Weston Road - where offenders have entered gardens before accessing garages.
Victims reported offenders attempted to conceal their activities by switching off electrics in the garages and covering garden lights with plant pots.
However, on these two occasions, nothing was reported stolen.
Offenders are believed to have been in the area between 10pm on Monday night (17 January) and 6.30am this morning.
Officers are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the areas at the time of the reported incidents and ask anyone with information to get in touch.
Contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incidents 98, 77 and 56 of 18 January. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.