Witness appeal after thefts and break-ins in the area

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Police are appealing for information after a spate of thefts and break-ins in the area.

A man stole a wallet while distracting his victim in High Street, Stamford, at about 11am on Monday. The male is described as having a tanned complexion with dark hair, of medium build, about 40 years of age.

A purse was stolen from the bag of elderly woman on the same day at about 10am in Card Factory in High Street.

Anyone with information about the thefts should call police on 101.

Hub caps were taken from a vehicle in Rutland Road, Stamford on Saturday night. Call police on 101, quoting incident number 147 of May 11.

Burglars entered a property in Ash Place, Stamford, on Saturday night, stole keys and took a Peugeot vehicle from the drive. It was later found burnt out in Grantham. Any witnesses are being urged to call 101 and quote incident 123 of May 11.

Two thefts in High Street, Stamford, were reported to police on Saturday. A woman’s black leather purse was stolen at the White Stuff shop at about 1pm, and at 5pm cans of deodorant were taken from Wilko. Call police on 101, quoting 191 for the purse theft, and 286 for the deodorant cans theft.

A lawn mower and gas barbecue were taken from a shed in Tinwell Road, Stamford, at about 7pm on Tuesday night. Incident number 89 of May 14.

Also in Stamford, a garage was broken into and power tools and fishing equipment were taken from a property in Bramble Grove. The break-in is believed to have happened between 9.45pm on Wednesday last week, and 9am the following day. If you can help police, call 101, quoting number 69 of May 8.

In Thurlby, an Aprillia motorcycle was stolen from an open garage in Church Lane, on Tuesday night. The thieves managed to break through the chain and the bike’s steering lock was on.

Call 101 with information, quoting incident 71 of May 14.

In Rutland, a police are appealing for witnesses to a series of eight shed break-ins during over four days in Langham.

The break-ins occurred between 5am on Thursday May 1, 2014, and 2pm on Sunday May 4, when sheds were broken into in The Range, Manor Lane and Ranksborough Drive. Gardening equipment, worth in excess of £2,000 was stolen. Call police on 101, quoting crime number LR/00605/14-7.