theory to Burnham-On-Sea number plate thefts
police have this week warned that a series of car number plate
thefts in the town could be linked to petrol station crime.
Over the last month, number plates have been stolen from cars
parked in Burnham's Players Lane, Oxford Street, The High Street,
Stoddens Lane and Sedgemoor Services.
Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have
suspicions that thieves are taking the number plates to disguise
their own vehicles while carrying out thefts of fuel from petrol
"They switch the stolen number plate onto their own vehicle,
fill up with fuel and then drive off without paying, thinking
they can evade capture."
He added: "Several thefts have occurred in the town during
recent weeks, and we would ask motorists in the Burnham and Highbridge
are to be extra vigilant and report anyone acting suspiciously
around vehicles. Motorists can also consider buying tamper-proof
screws to fix their number plates."
Anyone with information regarding the incidents should call Avon
and Somerset Police's new non-emergency number, 101.