CCTV released after blundering would-be burglar falls from mobility shop roof


Dorset Police have released CCTV images of a botched burglary on a mobility shop in Wareham after the would-be thief fell from the roof.

The police force is looking for three men who were trying to steal lead from the roof of Purbeck Mobility, which is a two-storey shop.

The men were “disturbed” by a witness while they attempted to steal from the shop which saw one member of the trio fall from the roof, which was captured on CCTV.

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A statement from Dorset Police said: “A witness disturbed the offenders and one of them fell from the roof, seemingly injuring his leg.

“The trio then made off in a large work van which was seen driving away from the scene with its lights off.”

Police Constable Tom Renshaw, of Wareham police, said: “I appreciate the CCTV images are not the best quality, but if anyone is able to identify any of the suspects, or knows of someone who badly injured their leg in suspicious circumstances, please get in touch.”

Purbeck Mobility Ltd, was originally named Lifewheels when it was founded in 2004 by the Wareham and District Development Trust, a local charity.

The WDDT realised that there were many people living and visiting Purbeck who would benefit from a local source of expert advice and products to help them and their carers cope with their disabilities.

Initially staffed by a team of volunteers, the shop was a success and the product range extended to include mobility scooter and wheelchair hire using the national Shopmobility scheme.

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