Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Thieves raid caravan park in Dorset
The thieves caused extensive damage and the owners are still assessing what was stolen.
There are 30 caravans at the site, most of which have a shed next to them to store tools and other items although none of the caravans were touched during the raid.
Freda Fisher, a director at the caravan site, said: “It was during the night, one of the caravan owners came on to the site the next day and said at least 10 of the sheds had been broken into.
“It was actually 22 sheds and they had also got into electric boxes and where the tools were kept.
“They actually got away with really very little – they took a strimmer and for some reason they left a power drill but took all of the drill bits.”
Mrs Fisher said all tenants are warned about leaving valuable items on show and to secure the sheds but conceded they were still ‘vulnerable’ to thieves.
Fellow director Bill Jesty, 83, said he saw a young male in a white N-reg Peugeot driving round the area the day after the break-ins were discovered.
Inspector Les Fry of Dorchester Police said the break-ins are believed to have occurred between 6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2 and 3.
Witnesses or anyone with information can contact Dorchester Police station on 01305 222222.