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Fire at Car Dealership in Cobridge, Milk float stolen in Weston Coyney

Written by on 9 January 2024

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information following a fire at a car dealership in Cobridge at the weekend.

Officers went to the Mercedes dealership on Cobridge Road, just after 3am on Sunday..

Four cars were found well-alight and the fire, which was later deemed to be caused deliberately, was extinguished by fire crews.

A male suspect was seen entering the dealership 25 minutes earlier at 2.35am, he poured petrol over one of the cars, using a petrol can, before setting it alight with the fire spreading to three other cars. He was then seen leaving the scene minutes later on an electric scooter in the direction of Waterloo Road. The suspect was wearing a dark-coloured hoody and jogging bottoms as well as a glove.

If you have any information or dashcam footage that could help Police with their inquiries, call 101, quoting incident of 064 of 7 January, or message them using Live Chat on the Staffordshire Police Website.

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Police are also appealing for information after a milk float and a car were stolen last Friday in Weston Coyney.

Police went to Weston Road at 5.45am following reports that a milk float had been stolen.  It’s believed a white Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicle was seen driven in convoy with the stolen float following the theft. The milk float contained the victim’s Ford Fiesta car keys and a wallet.  The Fiesta was also reported stolen before 6.30am the same day from an address on Coleridge Drive, Cheadle. The float was recovered in the Caverswall area and the Fiesta was found abandoned on Carlton Avenue, Mill Hill.  Police are reviewing CCTV of the areas at the time of the thefts.

If you have any information or dashcam footage that could help Police with their inquiries, call 101, quoting incident of 102 of 5 January, or message them using Live Chat on the Staffordshire Police Website.