Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Plant robbers target Deepings...

Info from Lincolnshire Police:

Police are appealing for information relating to a break-in that occurred at a compound on Eastgate, Deeping Steet James. Offender(s) have cropped the lock from the gates securing the compound at some time between 2pm on Friday 29th and 8am the following morning.

Once inside the yard they have stolen a vibrator/whacker plate, a trailer and a black and orange Kubota mini digger. It is believed that the incident will have taken place during the hours of darkness and the offender(s) will have used a type of vehicle that will have enabled them to either tow the trailer or transport the stolen items inside.

The theft of plant equipment is a national problem and is very lucrative for offenders - it is estimated that one million pounds worth of plant equipment is stolen each week in the UK. It is also unusual to see the movement or transportation of any form of plant equipment, trailers or low loader vehicles during the night or early hours of the morning.

If you see any movement of plant we would ask that you report the incident to the police. It is important that you record the vehicle details, registration number and direction of travel. Police want to hear from anyone who was in Deeping St James, and in particular the Eastgate area and can recall seeing any suspicious activity or vehicles towing plant equipment.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 01780 752222 quoting incident number 150 of the 30th June. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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