Thieves' £5,000 haul in two break-ins on Portland

Thieves' £5,000 haul in two break-ins on Portland

Thieves' £5,000 haul in two break-ins on Portland

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THIEVES stole around £4,000 during a break in at a Portland pub.

And power tools worth more than £1,000 were taken in a separate burglary on the island.

The pub burglary occurred some time between 1am and 6am on Sunday June 8 at the Cove House Inn on Chiswell.

Offenders gained entry through an insecure first floor window. They searched the office and stole a small brown coloured safe which contained a large amount of cash. More cash was stolen from the till tray that was left on a chair in the office. It is believed the amount of cash stolen was over £4,000.

A second burglary occurred some time between 5pm on Saturday June 7 and 7.15am on Monday June 9 at Travis Perkins on Southwell Business Park.

Offenders forced entry by smashing a window and stole power tools worth over a £1,000. The stolen items include a Makita circular saw, a Makita li-ion drill, a Bosch drill and two Dewalt drills.

Police Sergeant Neil Wood, of Weymouth and Portland police, said: “It is unusual for a small community like Portland to suffer two crimes like these in one week. If anyone has any information that can assist the police, I urge them to come forward as soon as possible.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered power tools at unusually low prices. Some may have identifiable markings or numbers engraved on them – if you have any concerns please contact the police on 101.

“I would also like to stress to business owners the importance of taking precautions to protect their property. Where possible hide safes – or fix them to a wall or floor – and empty them regularly.

“Full crime prevention advice can be found on our website http://CrimePrevention.dorset.police.uk.”

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4:34pm Mon 16 Jun 14

islandman says...

Are the dates correct?, why has this only just been made known?
Are the dates correct?, why has this only just been made known? islandman
  • Score: 5

6:15pm Mon 16 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

£4K in cash, How much is a pint at this boozer?
£4K in cash, How much is a pint at this boozer? westbaywonder
  • Score: -6

6:40pm Mon 16 Jun 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

I wonder where they found the ladder to get into a first floor window or did the Echo mean that they got in through a ground floor window?
I wonder where they found the ladder to get into a first floor window or did the Echo mean that they got in through a ground floor window? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -4

7:34pm Mon 16 Jun 14

seashellbill says...

When will people learn? A small brown safe was stolen - was it bolted to the wall or floor? Presumably not. "more cash was stolen from the till tray that was left on a chair" For goodness sake why are people so sloppy when it comes to looking after the takings? I can't see the insurance company being too happy about the situation!!
When will people learn? A small brown safe was stolen - was it bolted to the wall or floor? Presumably not. "more cash was stolen from the till tray that was left on a chair" For goodness sake why are people so sloppy when it comes to looking after the takings? I can't see the insurance company being too happy about the situation!! seashellbill
  • Score: 0

7:56pm Mon 16 Jun 14

are you for real says...

Looking at the photo it would be very easy to access the first floor window from that single storey part.
Looking at the photo it would be very easy to access the first floor window from that single storey part. are you for real
  • Score: 0

10:33pm Mon 16 Jun 14

common cence says...

westbaywonder wrote:
£4K in cash, How much is a pint at this boozer?
1 of the dearest on portland
[quote][p][bold]westbaywonder[/bold] wrote: £4K in cash, How much is a pint at this boozer?[/p][/quote]1 of the dearest on portland common cence
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7:11pm Tue 17 Jun 14

westbaywonder says...

Makes me laugh on here, eight thumbs down for simply asking how much a pint costs at this pub, then common sense gets another thumbs down for simply answering my question.
Some very strange people read this rag but then again the story does involve the (ROCK) LOL
Makes me laugh on here, eight thumbs down for simply asking how much a pint costs at this pub, then common sense gets another thumbs down for simply answering my question. Some very strange people read this rag but then again the story does involve the (ROCK) LOL westbaywonder
  • Score: -1

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