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Charity boxes stolen in Carlisle bar burglary

La Baguette Bar, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Police are appealing for information after a bar in Carlisle was stolen on Tuesday, 20 June.

The burglar took two charity boxes that contained money from the La Baguette Bar in Green Market, at approximately 4:50am.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, aged between 30-40 years and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Anyone with information can contact PC2255 Yates on 101, or email Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Burglars steal over £5,000 of goods in two Alston raids

Anyone with CCTV footage is urged to get in touch with police Credit: PA

A power tool, cigarettes, alcohol and cash were stolen during two connected burglaries in Alston.

They are believed to have taken place on Monday, 5 June between 2am and 2.30am.

The first theft was of a power tool from Moredun Garage on Station road. The offenders had forced their way in through a window.

The second burglary happened at the Spar shop at the Townfoot Garage.

Altogether, they are thought to have stolen property and cash worth more than £5,000.

Investigating police officers say a white Ford van with the registration number NJ55 GCZ was seen around the time of the burglaries but has now been abandoned.

Witnesses or anyone with more information or possible CCTV footage is urged to contact DC 2117 James Aiston of Carlisle CID on 101.


Burglary in Stranraer

Police are investigating after a house was broken into in Stranraer.

The householder reported that some money had been stolen during the burglary sometime during the day on Friday, 29 January.

The owner of the house on Lochview Road noticed that a window in the conservatory at the back of the property had been smashed when he returned home.

“This has been a very distressing experience for the homeowner who has not only had a sum of money stolen, but has also been left with damage to his property. I would appeal to anyone who was in Lochview Road or the surrounding area on Friday and saw anything suspicious to contact officers on 101.”

– Sergeant Gary Ferguson, Police Scotland

Police appeal following Carlisle break-in

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Police are appealing for witnesses after two men broke into a house in Carlisle this morning.

Shortly before 7am the intruders were disturbed by the householder in Denton Street and made off without taking anything.

The occupant, a woman in her forties, was uninjured but left distressed by the incident.

One of the men was in a blue hooded top and the other wore a black hoodie. They were both described as white and of slim build.

“This incident occurred in daylight hours in a residential area, so we’re hoping that some of the local residents may have witnessed suspicious activity that could help us with our investigation. I would urge anyone who has any information to get in touch, so that we can trace those responsible.”

– DS David Howard, Cumbria Police

Anyone with any information should call Cumbria Police and ask for North CID, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Jewellery theft worth £50k leaves Dumfries woman distraught

A woman from Dumfries has told ITV News Border she is distraught that burglars have taken £50,000 worth of jewellery from her home while she was on holiday.

Carol Williamson, whose family runs the Ivanos Italian takeaway in Dumfries, has said most of her jewellery was of sentimental value.

She believes that her home insurance will not cover the amount stolen.

It's thought that the theft happened sometime between July 3rd and July 10th.

The items stolen included:

  • An emerald and diamond ring, bracelet and necklace.
  • Pearl necklaces and a number of diamond rings and earrings.
  • A quantity of cash was also stolen in the raid.
  • A tanzanite and diamond ring, bracelet and necklace.

Watch Matthew Taylor's report here:

Police are now warning people to take precautions when they are away.

Jewellery worth £50k stolen from Dumfries home

Jewellery worth more than £50,000 has been stolen during a break-in to a house in Pleasance Avenue in Dumfries.

It happened sometime between Saturday 20 June and Friday 10 July 2015.

An unknown amount of money was also stolen in the raid.

Detective Constable Lorna Douglas of Police Scotland in Dumfries said, "We are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in Pleasance Avenue, in the area around Troqueer Primary School over this period".

The jewellery stolen is of high value and includes a tanzanite and diamond ring, bracelet and necklace and an emerald and diamond ring, bracelet and necklace, pearl necklaces and a number of diamond rings and earrings."

– Detective Constable Lorna Douglas

Police investigate spate of burglaries

Cumbria Police are investigating a spate of burglaries, mainly in the Eden area.

At some point between 11pm on 12 February and 6am on 13 February 2015 a burglary occurred at a property on Bower Street.

An offender stole a blue Volkswagen Polo car, a PS4 and an Apple laptop.

The vehicle was eventually located near Langwathby.

Further burglaries then occurred:

  • At a property on Croft Terrace, Penrith, between midnight on 2 March and 12:17am on 2 March where an offender stole a pedal cycle from an outbuilding.
  • At a property on Monks Close, Penrith, between 10:30pm on 1 March and 6:40am on 2 March where an offender stole a Honda KB suitcase generator, Stihl saw and a 12-inch wacker plate.
  • At a second property on Monks Close, Penrith, between 4pm on 1 March and 6:50am on the 2 March where an offender stole two hammers and a wooden handed shovel.
  • At a property on Scotland Road, Penrith, between 11pm on 1 March and 7am on the 2 March where an offender has attempted to gain access to a garage door causing damage.

A 23-year-old man from Carlisle has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, and bailed until 13 April 2015.

“We are appealing for anyone who has any information regarding these incidents to get in touch.

In particular we would like information on the vehicle that was stolen from Bower Street.

Any information, no matter how insignificant you may deem it, could be crucial to our investigation.”

– Temporary Detective Constable Adam Braniff, North Cumbria CID
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