of metal stolen during burglaries in Burnham area this week
have stolen more than £4,000 of metal during two burglaries
in the Burnham-On-Sea area over the past week, prompting a fresh
security warning from police.
A large quantity of scrap metal was taken from the Viridor waste
facility in Bennett Road, Highbridge (pictured) in an overnight
attack at the start of the week.
And in a separate burglary in East Brent, thieves forced their
way into a property and removed cash, tools, a laptop computer
and a large amount of copper metal.
Police Inspector Roger Tolley believes the two incidents are likely
to be linked, with the thieves removing the material for its scrap
"We would advise residents and businesses in the area to
ensure metal is locked away securely out of sight," he told
Burnham-On-Sea.com. "Properties need to look as unattractive
to potential thieves as possible," he added.