Gloucestershire Police urging vigilance after stables burgled in Frampton-on-Severn and Stonehouse
POLICE are reminding the owners of stables to be extra vigilant about security following burglaries in Frampton-on-Severn and Stonehouse.
Officers in Stroud are investigating two burglaries and a suspicious incident from stables in the area between 7pm on Thursday, January 24, and 8.15am on Saturday, January 26.
The first incident happened between 7pm and 8pm on Thursday at a farm just off The Street in Frampton-on-Severn. Offender(s) entered the stables and took two horse collars and a pony’s rug.
Three or four caravans on the site were then entered but it is unclear if anything was taken.
In the second, which happened between 9.30am on Friday and 8.15am on Saturday at a property in Stanley Downton, offenders entered the stables and took a red petrol generator and two head collars.
In a third incident on Friday, the owner of a stables in Frampton-on-Severn, this time at around 12pm, saw three people thought to be two men and one woman on her driveway.
The woman told the three people to leave and they ran off. It is thought that this is linked to the first incident.
Pc Jenny Lockley said: “Following these burglaries we are urging the owners of stables and outbuildings to take extra care with equipment and property.
“Just because premises may be in a secluded place, doesn’t mean that they are away from harm. Make sure that all equipment is locked away and any outbuildings are suitably secure.
“If you see any vehicles in your area that seem suspicious or unfamiliar don’t hesitate to let us know by calling 101.”
Anyone with information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 quoting incident 118 of January 26.
You can also remain anonymous and contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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