Vigilance urged after spate of thefts in Swanage

Swanage residents are being advised by Purbeck Police to check their security, especially that of sheds and outbuildings, after a number of bikes and other items were stolen from local properties.

Purbeck Police say they have received several calls in recent days relating to burglaries to sheds and thefts in Swanage on the morning of Friday 7th May 2021.

Stolen from a shed

Two bicycles were stolen from a shed in De Moulham Rd and two more were taken from a shed in Rabling Road.

The two cycles taken from Rabling Road were mountain bikes – a Scott Aspect and a custom built Pinnacle-framed Arrow.

There was also the attempted theft of a bicycle reported from Anglebury Avenue.

Stolen bike

One of the stolen mountain bikes

Doorbell’s wires had been cut

A ‘ring’ video doorbell was taken from an address on D’Urberville Drive. The doorbell’s wires had been cut.

A vehicle was also broken into at Brickyard Close and some small items were taken from inside.

Purbeck Police said:

“We would like to bring these reports to your attention and ask you to remain vigilant and review your security arrangements for your property, especially your sheds and outbuildings.”

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