Spate of rural burglaries hits south Cumbria in last week

Spate of rural burglaries hits south Cumbria in last week

Spate of rural burglaries hits south Cumbria in last week

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A SPATE of rural burglaries has hit south Cumbria in the last week.

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club was broken into sometime between 11.50pm on June 14 and 12.30am on June 15.

Cumbria Police said offenders came equipped and damaged two padlocks when they broke into a garage, but the alarm was activated and nothing was stolen.

A warehouse at Elterwater, near Ambleside, was also broken into between 6pm on June 15 and 7.30am on June 16 when a Makita petrol driven hand stone saw was stolen.

Between 4pm on June 13 and 9.30am on June 17 offenders gained entry to a property on Black Lane, Sedbergh, stealing 25 litres and failing in their attempted theft of a mini digger.

And on June 18 between 12.15pm and 1.20pm two Honda quad bikes, an Ifor Williams trailer and 20 litres of petrol were stolen from a property at Kearstwick, Carnforth.

Two Honda quadbikes, an Ifor Williams trailer and 20 litres of petrol were stolen from a property at Kearstwick, Carnforth.

The burglary occurred sometime between 12.15pm and 1.20pm on the 18th June.

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Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler said: “At this time there is no evidence to suggest that these four incidents are linked, however we appeal for anyone with any information to get in touch to help in our enquiries.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind those in rural areas to make sure properties are secured and that expensive equipment is not left in the view of thieves.

“Due to the value of the equipment often found on farms and the lack of security that can sometimes be in place, thieves target rural areas.

“Simple prevention steps can help in making sure that you don’t become a victim of crime.”

Anyone with any information into any of the incidents is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Barrow CID or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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