arrested after stolen motor homes found in Burnham
man has been arrested after the discovery of two stolen motor
homes in Burnham-On-Sea this week.
vehicles had been stolen from Staffordshire and were identified
by ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras installed
in the town.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the man is expected to be charged
with theft shortly.
arrest came on the same day as a national operation to clamp down
on doorstep criminals. The 'rogue trader day' was held across
the region on June 30th by police and trading standards officers.
advice leaflets were handed out by police officers in Burnham-On-Sea
day of action was part of an ongoing campaign by a joint team
of police and trading standards officers to combat rogue traders
as well as distraction burglars and make the public more aware
of them so people can look out for their neighbours and families.
Trevor Margenout, who is the police lead on doorstep crime, said:
"This type of crime is very callous as the criminals target
the elderly and vulnerable members of our community and can cheat
their victims out of thousands of pounds."
advice to people is not to accept any offer of work on the spot
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advise people to always get three quotes from reputable companies
and ask friends or family for their recommendations."