Thieves drill locks and smash windows in spate of thefts from vehicles left in Woodbury Common car parks

Police investigating a series of thefts from vehicles on Woodbury Common say locks have been drilled and windows smashed to reach valuables.

Devon and Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses and information, saying the thefts from vehicles left in car parks on Woodbury Common have taken place at various times of day.

Officers are warning people against keeping any valuables in parked-up vehicles left in isolated areas.

Karen Capey, police community support officer at Exmouth police, said: “The thefts and vehicle interferences have taken place at various times during the day.

“Vehicles have had their locks drilled or windows smashed. Handbags and money have been stolen.

She added: “Officers are reminding members of the public not to leave valuables in the vehicles – thieves know all of the hiding places.”

If you have information to help police, email or call 101, and quote CR/115050/19.

Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or report online at

Advice on keeping vehicles safe from thieves can be found on the Devon and Cornwall Police website.

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