100+ stolen items seized in Chapel St Leonards – could they be yours?
Main article content
We are appealing for anyone who has been a victim of a theft in the Chapel St Leonards area to come forward and report the crime if you have not already done so.
Gemma Skipworth, Detective Sergeant leading the case for Lincolnshire Police, said: “We have received numerous reports of thefts in the Chapel St Leonards area, particularly from caravans and motor vehicles. We have been working closely with the local community to investigate this spate of crimes, which we know are linked. Acting on intelligence, we searched a residential address in South Road, Chapel St Leonards, and seized a number of stolen items and we are now looking to reunite over 100 exhibits of stolen property with their rightful owners.”
On Wednesday, 26 October we made two arrests; a man in his 50s was released under investigation and a man in his 30s has been released on bail with conditions. The exhibits we have recovered include phones, tablets, televisions, jewellery, handbags, clothing, perfume, tools, fishing equipment, and other assorted items. We are now attempting to establish ownership and would ask any member of the public to please come forward if they have not already reported thefts.
Lee St Quinton, Chief Inspector for East Lindsey at Lincolnshire Police, said: “We understand that this spate of thefts has caused unease among the Chapel St Leonards community, and we hope that these arrests and the recovery of items will provide reassurance to the residents and visitors of the village. I would like to take this time to remind everyone in our community that simply locking windows and doors to caravans and vehicles significantly reduces your chances of being a victim of crime.”
Filing a theft report
If you have been a victim of theft and you have not yet reported this to us, please: