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Appeal after Stoke Canon burglaries


Two men arrested

Police are investigating a series of burglaries which occurred in Stoke Canon, Exeter, on Halloween.

A man entered homes in Green Lane and Gardiners Close but left empty-handed after being challenged by the owners.

Later another man carrying a knife entered a home in Vinnicombes Road. He fled when challenged by the owner, dropping the knife.  

No one was threatened with the knife or injured during any of the incidents which happened between 6.30pm and 9.50pm. The knife has been recovered by police.

Police conducted a search and two men were located a short time later in the High Street. 

A 26-year-old man from Tiverton was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of Class C drugs. 

A 31-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of burglary and driving whilst unfit through drugs.

They have been released under investigation for further enquiries to be completed.  Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. 

It is believed further properties could have been targeted in Stoke Canon on the same night between 5pm and 10.50pm. Police are asking people in the village to check their premises and report any offences to them.

Please contact police via or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/098578/19.

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