From Dorset Police today;
Dorset Police report that a 200 HP Suzuki outboard engine, valued at £15,000.00 has been stolen from a rib moored on trott moorings up stream from the jetty at Mudeford Sand spit.
It would appear that a small grey Quicksilver tender was stolen from Mooring E4 in Mudeford Harbour in order for the offenders to reach the attacked vessel and steal the powerful outboard engine.
Police do have records of the stolen engine serial number.
The victim is certain that the theft took place on the evening of 9th September 2010 and reports that the offenders have cut through a strong chain that secured the vessel to the mooring and also cut through a transom bolt lock in order to remove the outboard engine.
If you recall seeing any suspicious activity in the area of the theft on the evening of Thursday 9th September 2010 please contact Dorset Police quoting crime number C:10:C:39571.
The rib was cast adrift once the engine had been stolen and washed up near the salt marshes on the Hengistbury Head side of the River Stour.
Seems that locks etc were just cut ! Second big Suzuki this year from round here ....