Police Investigate £120,000 Burglary

Police in North Dorset are investigating after high value metal and cabling was stolen from a Great Dorset Steam Fair warehouse on the outskirts of Blandford.

Offenders broke into locked shipping containers in the warehouse along the A354 at Tarrant Hinton sometime between 12pm on Sunday 30
October 2011 and 11.30am on Wednesday 16 November 2011.

A large quantity of items was stolen during the break-in amounting to an estimated total value of £120,000 and including iron fence stakes, brass taps and steel cabling.

Police Sergeant Matt Chutter, of Blandford Police, said:

“This is a very serious crime. The stolen items are unusual and extremely high in value.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has noticed anything unusual in the Tarrant Hinton area during the last two

“I’m also keen to hear from scrap yard dealers or anyone who has been offered any of these items under unusual circumstances
or for a particularly low price."

The items stolen were:

· 20 tonnes of armoured steel wired cabling (various gauges between 5mm and 35mm)

· 15 drums of Seal Flex cable

· 15 drums of HO7 rubber flex cable

· 7 metal cabinets with fuse boards and approximately 20 fuse boards

· 50 brass taps

· 7 water meters

· Honda 6KPA petrol generator

· Chainsaw

· 1000 iron fence stakes 

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101.