Wiltshire Police are urging people to vigilant after a spate of thefts in and around the Royal Wootton Bassett area.

One of the incidents happened at around 9.40am on Sunday 23 September 2018 when a black coat, containing a wallet with various bank cards and a driving licence inside, was stolen from a unit at the Interface Business Park, in Binknoll Lane.

Police say that initial enquiries suggest it may have been stolen by someone who was visiting the site as a courier driver. However, they are still waiting to view CCTV to establish more details.

PC Jordan Gratton, from Wiltshire North Community Policing Team, said: “We would always advise people to keep valuable items somewhere safe if you are having people you do not know coming into your home or place of work.

“Obviously the vast majority of courier or delivery drivers are honest people, who are simply going about their work.

“However, it is advisable to make sure you do not leave valuables, such as wallets, phones or cash, lying around unsupervised or on display.

“This incident at the Interface Business Park is one of a number of similar crimes reported to us recently, and we would urge anyone with information, or who saw someone acting suspiciously around the time of the theft, to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call PC Gratton on 101, quoting crime reference 54180090096. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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