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Power tools or a caravan stolen recently? Could these be yours?

Stolen power tools recovered last weekendStolen power tools recovered last weekend

 

If you suffered a recent theft of power tools (or even a caravan), do you recognise any of these?

 

Officers have recovered thousands of pounds worth of power tools after a tracking device led them to an isolated outbuilding on the outskirts of Swindon.

On Saturday 2 September 2017 police received a report from a member of the public that his disc cutter had been stolen from his van on Abbey View Road in Swindon.  Luckily, the cutter had a tracker attached which led officers to a site off Tadpole Lane near the Blunsdon railway bridge.

stolen caravanstolen caravanA search warrant was executed on this site and on Sunday 3 September 2017 officers found and seized numerous power tools which are believed to be stolen - many were packed in to the back of a white Peugeot van - along with a stolen caravan.

The tools, van and caravan were removed;  there was nobody on site at the time and Police have not yet identified any suspects.

Sgt Karen Hunt said:  "This is a fantastic find by the North Swindon Community Policing Team.


"The tracker led us to a hoard of goods - without that device we may never have discovered and recovered these items, many of which, we believe, have been taken in thefts from vehicles and construction sites.


"We now have the difficult job of trying to track down the rightful owners of these tools as well as the caravan.


"If you have had power tools stolen or know of someone who has, please come forward."

If you can help the Police with their enquiries in anyway please contact police on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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