On the 3rd November 2014 between the times of 0300hrs and 0500hrs an attempted theft of a boat engine occurred in the Hamilton Road area of Hamworthy, Poole. At around 0500hrs the occupant of the house woke up and thought they could see shadows outside the window when they got up to look outside the front of the property they noticed that the engine had gone off their boat and noticed a white panel van drive off down the road. The engine was located in their next door neighbours garden and they noticed the security lights had been tampered with so they didn’t work.
If you do own a boat please keep it somewhere secure or detach the engine while not in use. If you saw anything suspicious or know any information please call Dorset Police on 101 or crime stoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting crime number 045748.