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Police investigate thefts in Exeter

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Appeal for information

Police investigating several thefts from builders and plumbers merchants in Exeter are appealing for owners to come forward if materials have been taken.

It follows several thefts from these types of businesses, including one at a commercial premises on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate at around 3am, on Sunday 25 April.

A man, aged 35, from Exeter, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

Police would like to hear from any businesses, particularly builders and plumbers merchants, that have been subjected to thefts of materials.

If you have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, please email police at or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/032827/21.

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

Police are also reminding businesses to ensure that their premises and vehicles are secure at all times and to strongly consider installing good quality CCTV, if they have not already done so.

For more crime prevention advice, visit the Devon and Cornwall Police website or click on the link

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