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Suspected stolen tools recovered from car stopped by police in Coldharbour Lane

Posted on Friday 19th April 2019 at 4:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of suspected stolen power tools inside a Citroen Picasso.

A man has been arrested and suspected stolen property recovered after police stopped a car in Stoke Giford this morning (Friday 19th April).

Officers patrolling the area spotted a blue Citroen Picasso suspected of being involved in a number of recent incidents in which items have been stolen from vehicles.

When they attempted to stop the car on Coldharbour Lane, the occupants got out and ran away on foot.

One man, aged in his 30s, has since been arrested,while a search for the others involved is ongoing.

Inside the Picasso, which had false registration plates, were a number of power tools which are believed to have been stolen.

The vehicle will now be examined for evidence.

PC Ross Calderwood said:

“We fully appreciate the detrimental impact this type of crime has on hardworking tradespeople.”

“When vehicles are broken into they often need to be taken off the road for repair and tools need to be replaced resulting in periods in which people can’t work.”

“Thanks to the keen eyes of the officers out patrolling today, we’ve managed to arrest at least one man suspected of being involved in this type of crime and are now in the process of trying to reunite some of the recovered tools with their rightful owners.”

Two photos of suspected stolen power tools found inside a vehicle.

More: Tips for making life harder for criminals »

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Masked men make off with Audi after bursting into Stoke Gifford flat

Posted on Tuesday 15th October 2013 at 12:53 pm by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Masked men burst into a flat threatening the occupants and stealing an Audi in a robbery in Stoke Gifford.

The incident happened at around 8pm on Sunday 13th October.

Two men wearing balaclavas forced their way into a flat in Great Swanmoor Close (off New Road, near the Travis Perkins store) and demanded money. They left with some cash as well as car keys to a silver Audi RS4 which was driven off.

The car, which has the registration number RS04 JCB, has not yet been found.

The robbery is being investigated and police say they would like to hear from anyone who has seen the car since it was stolen or knows the people responsible for the incident.

Anyone with information should contact DC Dai Nicholas from Avon and Somerset Police on 101. Alternatively, phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Related link: Police in Stoke Gifford (The Journal)

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Police investigate Elm Close incidents

Posted on Friday 20th January 2012 at 6:31 pm by SH (Editor)

Elm Close, Little Stoke

Police are appealing for information about a number of suspicious incidents that have occurred in Elm Close, Little Stoke, over the last few days.

A report circulated yesterday (Thursday) said police had been called at 6:45am on Wednesday morning after a man had been seen acting suspiciously in a garden. He made off when the householder shouted at him.

A similar incident was also reported at about 8:50am in Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke.

A second news item put out today reported “half a dozen” attempts to break into a number of garages in Elm Close. These incidents are said to have occurred overnight Tuesday/Wednesday (17th/18th) and Wednesday/Thursday (18th/19th).

Police added that “in most cases no entry was gained and nothing stolen.”

Neighbourhood officers remind householders to ensure garages and sheds are sturdy and securely locked.

Read on: More security advice from the police »

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