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RURAL CRIME - EASTCOTE - Theft of Batteries

Dear Resident

We are appealing for information after batteries were stolen from a farm located on Gayton Road, EASTCOTE. The theft occured between 4pm on the 5th July and 10.20am on the 9th July.

Between the stated times bolt croppers were used to cut the bolts connecting the items to the machnery and three batteries were then stolen.

Did you witness anything? Did you see anyone or any vehicle(s) in the area that looked suspicious? If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting ref: 24000406008. Alternatively you can report online here.

You can also pass on information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Equipment and tool security can be a particular issue for rural businesses and farms. 

To keep your belongings safe: 

  • lock equipment away in a secure building or part of a building when not in use

  • invest in a secure storage toolbox

  • install a burglar alarm on buildings where equipment is kept

  • always lock vehicles when left outside and keep the keys in your possession

  • keep expensive items and vehicles out of sight when not in use

  • consider using hitch locks, wheel clamps or ground anchors

  • mark your tools and equipment and register them

  • keep a record of all valuable items

  • consider fitting outside security lights

  • For information on securing your belongings and how to mark your equipment, visit our rural crime advice pages.

    More crime prevention advice can be found on the Northamptonshire Police website and on the Neighbourhood Watch website

    If you would like to contact your local policing team, search in the Your Area section of our website.

    PCSO Matt Taylor
    South Northants Neighbourhood Policing Team

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