WITNESSES are being sought after thieves broke into several properties across the Staffordshire Moorlands during the last week.
On Wednesday July 2 between 3.30pm and 8.44pm a vehicle drove onto Leek Golf Club near to the green keeper's area, where offenders cut a padlock to a metal door of a building.
Thieves then stole around £4,000 worth of gardening equipment including strimmers, chain saws, large hedge cutters, a socket set, battery pack, sanders and a Stihl leaf blower.
Between 11.30pm on Thursday, July 3, and 7am on Friday, July 4, thieves gained entry to Ilam Hall Youth Hostel.
They forced a door to gain entry into the office where they stole a safe.
A police spokesman said that unknown to the thieves the safe was empty.
On Sunday, July 6, between midnight and 8am a garage and tack room was broken into at premises situated in Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks.
Thieves stole gardening equipment, saddle, bridle, two hats and two horse rugs.
During the early hours of Sunday, July 6, between 1am and 10am, an outbuilding was broken into at Armshead Road, Werrington. Raiders caused damage to a motorbike.
On July 1 police received reports of fuel being stolen from dumpers near a development site at Haregate Hall, Leek.
A purse was stolen from a shopper's bag in Leek on Wednesday, July 2.
The turquoise purse, which contained £15 and several cards, was later found in the coat pocket of an item in a charity shop in the town, minus the £15.
Police are again urging people to make sure that their purses and wallets are secure while out shopping
Two people from the London area have been arrested after breaking into the Splash Landings site at Alton Towers.
They gained entry to the food and beverage department and stole £150 worth of stock. They have been released on police bail.
If you have any information on any of the incidents please contact Staffordshire Police on their 101 number.
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.