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Hilperton man charged with thefts from Bradford on Avon cars
11:00am Friday 22nd March 2013 in News
A Hilperton man has been charged with theft from cars, as Wiltshire Police continue their operation to combat vehicle crime in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon.
Marcus Neal, 31, from Leventon Place, Hilperton, was charged yesterdaywith stealing North Face and Barbour jackets from a car parked at Barton Farm, Pound Lane, Bradford on Avon, on February 7.
He was also charged with stealing a Blackberry phone and handbag from a Mini in Pound Lane, Bradford on Avon, on the same date.
Neal was further charged with handling stolen goods – guitars and music equipment - at Moonraker Farm, Gastard on Decembe 17, which had allegedly been stolen from a vehicle parked at Sainsbury’s car park in Elm Cross, Bradford on Avon, between December 16 and 17.
He was released on police bail and will appear before magistrates in Chippenham on May 10.
Wiltshire Police continued their Operation Chariot crackdown in Trowbridge on Monday, and Insp Lisette Harvey, sector inspector for Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon, said: “We are committed to combating vehicle crime in our towns and villages.
“My message to anyone thinking about breaking into a vehicle is ‘think again’. We will be watching and you could be in for an unwelcome surprise.
“I am also appealing to the community to play their part by being vigilant, taking care of their vehicles and contents and reporting suspicious activity to us. We rely on the public to be our eyes and ears.” Anyone with information can contact the police 101 number.