Attempted burglary in Ottery St Mary may have been the wrong address as culprits leave empty-handed

Police say an attempted burglary in Ottery St Mary may have targeted the wrong address because offenders left empty-handed.

Officers are warning the town’s residents storing high-value property in garages to fit alarms after an attempted burglary in Pavey Run.

Ottery Police said the offenders were believed to have reversed a dark-coloured vehicle into a driveway on Monday lunchtime (September 24) and punctured a garage door before leaving empty-handed.

PCSO Jonathan Sims, at Ottery Police, said the culprits may have targeted the wrong address, but warned garage owners to be security-minded and take preventative measures against burglars.

Devon and Cornwall Police is appealing for information or any witnesses to the attempted burglary.

The PCSO said: “The offenders, who were believed to be in a dark-coloured vehicle, reversed their vehicle onto the drive before causing extensive damage to the garage door.

“Nothing was taken, and it may well be that they targeted the wrong address.

“If you keep any items of high value in your garage, then we recommend that you fit alarms on the garage and make sure you record serial numbers of the items stored.”

If you have any information to help police, email PCSO Jonathan Sims at Ottery Police


An image of the garage door damaged in the attempted burglary.
Photo: Ottery Police.

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