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Braunton burglars nab £21k of kit

Even Henry Hoover's been taken

The drone is cool. The camera lighting stylish. Even the drill is sadly missed. But when Henry hoover is part of the booty, things have really got serious.

A burglary in Braunton's netted the criminals more than £20,000 of electrical kit from a small business. And small businesses are finding life tough enough as it is, without crooks making it harder to earn a living. Detectives want to hear from anyone who can shed light on the theft from a commercial building in Velator Way in the town sometime between 3pm on Friday 15 May and 9am the following morning. They have only just released information about the burglary. Items taken include:

  • A DJI Mavic Air Drone in arctic white, serial number: 0K1DECF2BC0973, with two batteries, two 32GB Sandisk SIM cards, and one collapsible landing mat - all of which is housed in a black Peli 1550 transportation case;
  • An Elinchrom Quadra Ranger RX11 kit comprising a battery pack, two cables, mains charger, two ‘A’ flash heads, two radio triggers, two lead gel batteries - all housed in a black, hard-shell case with ‘Elinchrom’ printed on face.
  • An Elinchrom Quadra Ranger RX11 kit comprising a battery pack, two cables, a mains charger, two ‘A’ flash heads, one radio trigger, two lead gel batteries, one button cell battery, one collapsible silver reflector - all housed in a black, soft ‘Urban Safari’ shoulder bag with large compartment and two pockets to the front.  
  • Zhyun Plus Gimbal and accessories in a black, hard-shell case;
  • Toshiba 32-inch television with oval base;
  • Mac Allister SDS drill in transportation case;
  • Nato Army folding shovel in green case
  • And Henry, in red

Detective constable James Punter, of Barnstaple CID, said: “Some of the equipment is fairly identifiable and, due to the nature of the items stolen being fairly niche, we are asking anyone who has been offered the goods, or has any information, to contact police on 101".

Alternatively email, quoting crime reference CR/039051/20. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via

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