Officers in Sherborne are appealing for witnesses and
anyone with information to come forward following a burglary and a
theft from a motor vehicle at two addresses in Over Compton –
police believe the events are linked.
The theft from a motor vehicle occurred between 5.30pm on Monday
17 September 2012 and 10am on Tuesday 18 September 2012, at the
County Car Company on Yeovil Road.
Thieves broke into a white Citroen van by removing a side window
and stole tools from inside.
The burglary occurred between 10.30pm on Monday 17 September
2012 and 10.30am on Tuesday 18 September 2012, at the Fortune
Palace Restaurant which is situated next to the County Car
Thieves broke into the restaurant using tools to force the front
door. A quantity of cash and alcohol was stolen.
Police Constable Matt Speechley, of Sherborne Police, said: “We
believe that the same offenders committed both crimes and it is
possible that tools stolen from the van were used to force the door
of the restaurant.
“Our investigation has so far revealed that we are looking for
two offenders, both men of medium build. They were wearing thin
mask like balaclavas and light coloured clothing.
“These premises are on a busy road and it is possible that
someone saw something suspicious. We are very keen to hear from
anyone who has any information.”
Witnesses and anyone with
information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting
incident numbers 18:131 and 18:161.
Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on
0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.