A WARNING has been issued to residents after thefts from vehicles, sheds and garages were reported in Salisbury. 

Police say the incidents took place last night (Friday, April 30) or in the early hours of Saturday morning (May 1) in the Bishopdown area. 

Residents are being urged to ensure their vehicles, sheds and gardens are secure.

Where the incidents took place

  • Fison Walk - A padlock was broken off a shed and two push bikes taken.
  • Lindford Road - An eBike was stolen from an unlocked garage. The suspect removed a heavy duty chain from the eBike.
  • St Bedes Close - An unknown person has entered a car. An untidy search has taken place and some loose change has been taken.
  • St Bedes Close - An unknown offender has entered a garden and left some property not belonging to that address.
  • St David's Close - Front and rear number plates were taken from a vehilce parked outside an address.
  • St Ursula's close - An unknown suspect has gained entry to a garage. It's believed nothing was stolen.
  • Bingham Road - An unknown person has entered an unlocked vehicle and has carried out an untidy search. Nothing was taken.
  • Fotherby Crescent - A motorcycle was kicked over causing significant damage.
  • Howes Crescent – An unknown person is believed to have tried a front door handle before making off.

Please be mindful and check your vehicles, sheds and gardens are secure

The incidents are believed to be linked. 

Sergeant Tracey Holloway, from Salisbury Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We would like to make the local community aware of this series of incidents which took place in a short time last night.

"Please be mindful and check your vehicles, sheds and gardens are secure.

"We are currently carrying out enquiries into these reports and believe they are linked.

"We would also ask everyone living in this area to check their vehicles, sheds and garages to make sure nothing has been tampered with or stolen. If you find it has, please call us.

Appeal for CCTV

"We would like CCTV footage to help with our investigation. If you have CCTV on your property - perhaps a smart doorbell or camera installed - then please contact us," added Sgt Holloway.

"I appreciate this is a concern for people and so my officers will be carrying out reassurance patrols in the area. You may notice an increased police presence.

"If you have any questions or information to help us, please feel free to stop one our officers on patrol or call us on 101."

Crime prevention advice can also be found on the Wiltshire Police website

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