Saturday, March 17, 2007

Determined burglars used boltcutters and crowbars...

Allotment holder Alex Chambers says 16 sheds were broken into by thieves when they stole a rare rotovator, as posted yesterday.

Alex says on dsj exchange:

Actually the shed in question has three inch square frames and one inch thick cladding - they dismantled part of the shed to get the rotovator out. It was locked with a very good padlock and a heavy duty hasp and staple - which they cut.

The rotovator was securely chained to the frame of the shed. They used crowbars and boltcutters as well as very considerable amounts of force. A total of sixteen sheds were broken into and tools removed to neat piles on the roadways, but they left these behind once they had my rotovator.

It is an import, and very uncommon in this country, so there is a (VERY) small chance it might turn up - made by craftsman and dark green in colour.
Hope police catch the toe-rags and make them dig the allotments!

3 comments:

dsj-exchange! said...

Your link to dsj-exchange doesn't work.

Click on my name instead!

fairdealphil said...

thanks. hopefully it's now fixed...

Mark said...

Indeed it is!