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Police appealing to find owners of recovered items in Torbay

Devon & Cornwall Police teams in Torbay are proactively appealing to find the owners of items suspected to have been stolen (pictured), so they can be returned to their rightful homes.

On Tuesday 9 March, the Paignton neighbourhood police team carried out a warrant on a residential property, which resulted in them finding a number of items they suspect to be stolen from addresses across the Torbay area.

The suspected stolen items that have been seized include:

  • Saracen bike frame

  • Brown ‘Felt’ bike – minus the rear wheel

  • Black ‘Ribble’ bike minus the rear wheel

  • BMC Alpen challenge 02 bike in grey

  • Shimano tool box with tiling equipment

  • Makita tool bag with Makita hand tools

  • Makita Recipro Saw Cordless

  • Box of drill bits

  • DeWalt Mixer

  • Wet tile cutter

  • Box of collectable zippo lighters

  • Box of watches – various brands

  • JCB tool box with drill bits and measuring string

  • Kincrome tool set in blue

  • Lumix camera in a Panasonic camera bag

  • Samsung VR headset

Inspector Pete Giesens, who heads up the neighbourhood team in Paignton said: “We would like to reunite these items to their rightful owners as quickly as possible, and our officers are doing all they can to ensure this happens.
“Officers are currently searching police systems to find reports of stolen goods to locate potential owners. To support with our investigation, we would also like to appeal to the public for their help - have you recently had one of the items listed stolen, or do you know someone who has?
“If you do - please come forward and report this to us. You can do this by filling out an online report on the Devon & Cornwall Police website, or by calling 101. Please quote the following reference number when calling or logging the report online: 50240083564.”

When contacting the police about the stolen items, please ensure you have insurance claim documentation, or crime reference numbers, and if possible, any images of the item(s).

Insp Giesens added: “Burglaries have a far-reaching impact on our communities, affecting people’s wellbeing and livelihoods. Offenders that commit these crimes not only invade people’s homes and vehicles, but also their sense of security, invading a space where they are meant to feel safe.
“Police teams across Torbay will not tolerate these crimes, and our officers will be doing what they can to ensure offenders are arrested.”

The investigation into the individual who is suspected of stealing the goods is currently on-going.

If you have had an item stolen, you can report it online here or by calling 101.

If you have lost or found property in a public place, we may be able to help. Report it here using our quick and simple online tool.

Crime can also be reported anonymously through Crimestoppers: Tel 0800 555 111.

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