Thursday, 19 June 2014

Police are investigating a spate of rural burglaries in the South Cumbria area that have occurred in the past week.

Between 11.50pm on the 14th June and 00.30am on the 15th June there was an attempted burglary at the Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club. Offenders came equipped and gained entry to a garage damaging two padlocks in the process. Once entry was gained the offenders have not stolen anything. The alarm was activated and the offenders made off.

A Makita petrol driven hand stone saw was stolen between 6pm on the 15th June and 7.30am on the 16th June from a property at Elterwater. This was after offenders gained access to a warehouse building.

Between 4pm on the 13th June and 9.30am on the 17th June offenders gained entry to a property on Black Lane, Sedbergh. Once inside offenders stole 25 litres of diesel, however failed in their attempt to steal a mini digger.

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.

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 Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from Barrow CID.