Bag stolen in 'opportunistic' Dawlish burglary

Stolen bag
(Last Updated On: October 6, 2016)

Police have appealed for information in what appears to be an opportunistic burglary at a flat in Dawlish on Friday, 30th September.

Police are investigating the incident that happened at a flat on Queen Street between 10pm and 10.15pm.

The suspects entered the property through an insecure door and stole a brown bag, similar to the one pictured, and contents from the kitchen table. The flat was occupied at the time.

Stolen bag

Stolen bag

The bag contained a pair of Specsavers glasses in a black case, a body fragrance, a red and white bandana and miscellaneous paperwork.

Detective Constable Rich Jones said: “This appears to be an opportunistic theft. We therefore advise the public to keep their homes secure by keeping their windows and doors locked.

“We wish to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time or anyone who may have seen the stolen bag and contents since the burglary.

“We also want to hear from you if you have any information about this incident or other incidents which may be of use to the police in detecting crimes in your area.”

More information about keeping your home secure can be found on the police website:

If you have any information that could help with this investigation, please contact the police by email at or by calling call 101, quoting crime reference CR/070227/16. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online


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