£1.2million extra government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in South West crime hotspots

Three police forces in the South West are to receive extra funding as part of the government’s £25million Safer Streets Fund – delivering on a key Conservative manifesto commitment.

Avon and Somerset will receive £400,000, Devon and Cornwall £546,781 and Dorset £266,357 – a total of £1,213,138.

The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the government’s concerted action to tackle...

Ex burglar reveals how to keep your home safe this Christmas

Posting our plans on social media, leaving gift boxes we have bought in outside bins and forgetting to lock doors and windows… the simple mistakes that are inviting burglars into our homes.

As Christmas approaches, homes become filled with expensive gifts and gadgets. This sadly means that the festive season is also the peak time that domestic burglary increases due to opportunistic...

Police appeal after Plymouth burglary

Officers are seeking information following a burglary at a shop on Albert Road in Plymouth on Friday 18 August.

It is believed that an unknown male offender gained entry into the store through a window at around midnight on Friday.

Amongst items stolen was a 3ft model Galleon ship with sails [pictured]. The Galleon was a display model used in the shop window and was donated by...

Appeal after daytime burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses to a daytime burglary in Plympton St Maurice in which valuable jewellery was taken.

Offenders forced the patio doors to get inside the property in Longcause sometime between 10.30am and 2pm on Tuesday 13 September.

They escaped with around £1,800 worth of jewellery plus a small amount of cash and tobacco.

Among the stolen items were a...

Laptop stolen in Plymouth burglary

Police are appealing for information after a laptop was stolen during a burglary in Plymouth.

A property in Windermere Crescent, Derriford, was broken into sometime between 7am and 6pm on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

Officers believe the offender entered the property through a dog flap in the back door.

A black 18 inch by 12 inch Acer laptop, worth £420, and a number of items of...

97-year-old's home ransacked in burglary

Police are seeking mindless burglars who vandalised the home of a 97-year-old man in Plymouth while searching for valuables.

Offenders broke into the property in Landulph Gardens, Barne Barton, sometime between Thursday 18 February and Saturday 20 February while the elderly man was not at home.

They smashed the back door to get inside before searching every room and causing a...

Elderly man's home burgled in Plymouth

Police are appealing for information after a man called at an 81-year-old male victim’s home in Northampton Close, Whitleigh, and took his jacket and wallet containing cash.

The man had visited previously when selling some clothing and returned on Wednesday 30 December 2015 between 6.30pm and 6.45pm.

On this occasion the man entered the hallway when the victim answered the door...

Evofit released of Plymouth burglary suspect

Police have released an evofit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Plymouth.

A man entered a property in Royal Navy Avenue, Keyham, through an unlocked door on Thursday 18 December, sometime between 9.45am and 10.20am.

The man stole a beige leather purse with butterflies on it, which contained cash and cards, from a shopping bag in the kitchen...

Appeal after car stolen in Plymouth burglary

Police in Plymouth are appealing for information following a house burglary.

The incident occurred sometime overnight between 10pm on Wednesday 4th November and 7am the following morning, Thursday 5th November at a property in Portland Road, Stoke, in Plymouth.

The house was entered and a number of items were stolen including an Apple Laptop computer.

The offender(s)...

Laptops and jewellery stolen in Plymouth burglary

Police are investigating after laptops and jewellery were taken in a daytime burglary at a Plymouth home.

Offenders broke into the property at Aylesbury Crescent in Whitleigh sometime between 8.30am and 3.30pm on Tuesday 30 June, while the occupier was at work.

They carried out an untidy search of all rooms in the house before leaving with three laptops, a £180 9ct gold wedding...