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Burglary, Lostwithiel

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Appeal for witnesses

Police investigating a reported burglary at commercial premises on Fore Street, Lostwithiel, near St Austell, in November, are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called to reports of a burglary between 2am and 3am, on Tuesday 30 November, in which a large quantity of jewellery, valued at more than £24,000, was stolen.

The suspect is believed to have been dressed in dark clothing and was wearing a balaclava and used a chainsaw to force entry into the premises.

The chainsaw has since been recovered.

The suspect is believed to have left the scene on an electric scooter.

Detective Constable Emma Sandry said: “I would be keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything in the early hours of Tuesday 30 November or has any CCTV that covers Fore Street or neighbouring streets.”

If you witnessed the incident, have any information or dashcam footage that could help the police with their enquiries, please email or call 101, quoting CR/104113/21.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via the charity’s website at

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