Police investigating multiple thefts from builders and plumber merchants in Exeter have arrested a man on suspicion of burglary.
Officers want to hear from anyone who has had materials stolen, and have launched an appeal for information as a result of several thefts from trader businesses.
A commercial premises on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate was targeted at around 3am on Sunday, April 25, said police.
Police arrested a 35-year-old man from Exeter on suspicion of burglary. He has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
Business owners and traders are urged by police to keep premises and vehicles locked and consider installing CCTV cameras.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police investigating several thefts from builders and plumbers’ merchants in Exeter are appealing for owners to come forward if materials have been taken.
“It follows several thefts from these types of businesses, including one at a commercial premises on the Marsh Barton Trading Estate at around 3am, on Sunday 25 April.
“A man, aged 35, from Exeter, has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and has been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
“Police would like to hear from any businesses, particularly builders and plumbers’ merchants, that have been subjected to thefts of materials.”
The spokesperson added: “Police are also reminding businesses to ensure that their premises and vehicles are secure at all times and to strongly consider installing good quality CCTV, if they have not already done so.”
If you have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, call 101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/032827/21.
Information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, or online here.