High Value Power Tools Stolen In Chaddesley Corbett
Police are appealing for witnesses and information after power tools worth more than £2,500 were stolen.
They were taken from an insecure barn near Curslow Lane, in Chaddesley Corbett, between 9am and 1pm on Monday, 10 September.
Thieves stole a Stihl chainsaw worth £450, a Stihl leaf blower worth £300, a Stihl disc cutter worth £420 and three Husqvarna chainsaws worth £1,650 in total; one is a 181xp in green, one is a 281xp in orange and the other is 338xpt.
PC Andy Wallace said: "The thieves would probably have needed a van or large vehicle to take away all of these tools so we would like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing any vehicles parked in unusual circumstances that day.
"We would also ask anyone who is offered tools for sale similar to the ones stolen and is unsure of their origin to call us as soon as possible."
Residents, particularly those in rural locations, are reminded to keep power tools and other valuable items locked away securely. Large items should be chained up to an immovable object or a mounted anchor lock.
Marking items with a forensic marking product is another deterrent that can be used against would-be thieves and will also help you get your valuables back should they be stolen.
Further advice on home security and forensic marking products can be found on the West Mercia Police website at www.westmercia.police.uk under the Advice Centre section.
Witnesses or anyone with information regarding the theft of the tools should contact PC Wallace on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident 660-S-140912, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Issued: Tuesday, 18 September 2012