Dorset Police investigating a series of vehicle crimes in Purbeck including in the Wareham and Wool areas, have made a number of arrests.
It was reported that between Thursday 12th November and Tuesday 24th November 2020 at least 12 offences occurred including theft from vehicles, theft of vehicles and attempted theft.
Tools were taken from the vehicles
Detectives say that on a number of occasions it was reported that tools were taken from the vehicles. A bank card was also reportedly stolen on one occasion and is alleged to have then been used fraudulently.
Following investigations by local officers, arrest enquiries were carried out on Friday 4th December 2020.
A 19-year-old woman from Wool and a 31-year-old man from Poole were arrested on suspicion of theft and fraud by false representation. A 22-year-old man from Poole and a 24-year-old woman from Wool have also been arrested on suspicion of theft.
All four have been released under investigation while officers continue to make enquiries.
“Proactive action to arrest four individuals”
Purbeck Police neighbourhood inspector, James Offer said:
“We take reports of this nature seriously as we recognise the impact these matters can have on victims.
“We have been making a number of enquiries and took proactive action to arrest four individuals in connection with these reported incidents.
“I would urge vehicle owners to ensure their cars are left secure at all times and that tools are removed from vehicles overnight.”