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Recent Police Reports - January 2013

Friday 1 February 2013, 14:17
By Mandy Forsey / Tim Russell

Attempted Burglary

On Friday 25th January, between 21.20 and 21.32 there was an attempted burglary in the area of Hopkins Court, Wincanton. Two CCTV cameras were smashed from the wall and a metal grid attempted to be opened. The would-be burglars caused damage to a UPVC door, although no access was gained.

The Bear Inn - Windows Smashed

At 02.30 on Sunday 27th January unidentified persons smashed two windows to the front of The Bear Inn, Wincanton. This is the second time this has happened within a three month period. This has a cost implication for the landlords and it is not always possible to claim on the insurance as this has knock on effects with no claims bonus.

This is a needless act of criminal damage that has consequences for the landlord. This has a cost implication as well as the inconvenience of having to repair the damage.

Burrowfields, Bruton - Car Vandalised

Overnight, on the 27/28 January, a vehicle was damaged in the Burrowfield area of Bruton. The car had a corrosive substance applied to every body panel, causing considerable damage to the paint work.

The owner of the vehicle involved is very upset that their vehicle has been damaged and is looking at repair costs running into thousands of pounds. Damaging vehicles is a thoughtless and cowardly act and the offender deserves to be caught. We are hoping for the assistance of the local community to supply information about the damage to the vehicle or if anyone has been seen acting in a suspicious manner around vehicles in the above area.



If you have any information in regard to these crimes or others, we ask you to get in contact with us on the new non emergency number 101 or you can contact Crimestoppers on the number below.

This behaviour will not be tolerated and we are hoping for the assistance of the local community. We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious at this time."

If you have any information please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 They never ask your name and never trace your call.


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Reply #1 on : Fri March 08, 2013, 16:26:38
Please be aware that a company on the internet offering mail order" Firebox Electronics Ltd of Bolton" are taking money via credit cards and firstly not delivering the goods and then taking funds out of the credit card again without authority, I was done for £3600.00 when I tried to purchase a £135.00 item, they took the order, charged the card and then cancelled the order and refunded the sum, but 2 days latter they then went back into the account and took £3600.00,Police and Credit card company now informed, so beware of any transactions on the internet site - so when ordering on the net check to see if the company has a secure website and if not be careful,only pay by Credit Card, not cheque or Direct Debit card or BACS.The website still appears to be live and looks genuine but Ive now seem a website that says this company is know for this and has done it to many others.So be aware.

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