Dorset dealer break-in leads to police appeal to public over stolen wheels

Time 9:30 am, December 21, 2015

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help after a break-in at a Dorset car dealership saw the theft of four alloy wheels.

Police have warned the public to watch out for the stolen items which were taken from Hine Motors in the Longmead area of Shaftesbury, the Western Gazette reported.

The burglary took place between the evening of Wednesday, December 9 and 8am on Thursday, December 10.

The offenders forced their way into the Ford showroom and stole four alloy wheels from a Ford KA. Other vehicles were also damaged.

Police Constable Simon Rogers, of North Dorset police, said: ‘I am appealing to anyone who has been offered, or arranged to purchase, these specific wheels locally or in suspicious circumstances to contact me urgently.

‘I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw someone acting suspiciously in the area at the relevant time to please call me on 101. All calls will be treated in strict confidence.’

No arrests have been made. Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 10:75. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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