Please be advised that over the last week, the Street/ Glastonbury and Wells area has had several commercial breaks, where offenders have smashed their way into commercial buildings, stealing items such as cigarettes, money and other various items.
In relation to the above and for the Walton area, a vehicle was stolen overnight on Thursday, from a resident's driveway in the cul-de-sac of Hempitts Rd, where offenders had used a long wooden stick, to poke through the letterbox and hook onto a set of car keys, which were near to the front door. This vehicle was then used in other commercial breaks.
Early hours of this morning, Saturday 17th of September, Police attended Pursey's Garage, Main St, Walton, where the alarms had gone off at the garage and an unknown male was seen to run away by a resident in Asney Road. Police were quickly on the scene, and found a window smashed, where an attempt was made to gain entry but clearly, the alarm had gone off and did its job. The area was immediately searched to try and locate the offender but unfortunately, nobody was found.
This would appear to be the work of an organised gang??
A reminder then for all to remain vigilant and to take precautions to prevent any further offences happening.
We would ask all residents to secure vehicles, remove any valuable items from them and to make sure keys are not left near front doors, where people may try to get hold of them.
Walton still remains a safe village to live in, with very little crime and has regular police patrols at various times of the day and night. These patrols will continue but we ask residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Police immediately on 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.
PCSO 8919 Tim Richards
Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Street Beat Team