Suspicious vehicle in Devizes: Marlborough man in custody

Written by Tony Millett on .

A man from Marlborough was taken into custody after officers spotted a suspicious vehicle in Devizes on Thursday (October 31).
At about 5pm, officers stopped a Landrover Discovery in Folly Lane due to concerns it had been involved in criminal activity.

The vehicle was searched and several siphoning pumps were seized, along with crow bars and a variety of tools.

Further enquiries were carried out by officers which linked the vehicle to a burglary at a farm in Rockley on October 29 and the theft of fuel from a road sweeper parked in Hopton Industrial Estate on October 25.

A 27-year-old man from the Marlborough area was arrested on suspicion of going equipped to steal, non-dwelling burglary and theft from a vehicle.

Acting Inspector Pete Foster said: “This arrest was the result of the diligence of local officers who were aware the vehicle had been linked to a number of suspicious incidents on previous dates."

“I hope this arrest is reassuring to the public, especially those living within our rural communities."

To report incidents, call 101, or 999 if a crime is in progress.