Thieves steal £10,000 amid a daylight burglary in Exmouth, sparking a police appeal

Thieves forced a downstairs window and stole £10,000 during a mid-morning burglary at a home in Exmouth.

Detectives are appealing for information and witnesses after a property in the West Down Lane area of Littleham, in Exmouth, was on Friday, June 7,  targeted sometime between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Police said thieves forced the lock of a study door to steal a box of coins worth £20, and £10,000 in cash.

The burglars searched the property and also stole jewellery and cash from a purse.

Detectives want to hear from anyone who might have information, or saw someone acting suspiciously in the area around the time of the burglary.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Exmouth.

“Between 11.30am and 12.30pm on Friday 7 June a property in the West Down Lane area was accessed via a prized open living room window.

“A suspect then gained access to a locked study having damaged a door lock and frame. £10,000 in cash and a box of coins worth £20 were stolen. A search was carried out and further items stolen, including jewellery and cash from a purse.”

They added: “Investigating officers are asking anybody in the area at the time who witnessed anything suspicious, or who has relevant footage or any other information to get in touch.”

  • If you can help police, report information through the force website, quoting reference number 50240139098.

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