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Thieves target high value power tools
3:59pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
HIGH value power tools and garden machinery were among items stolen in a spate of thefts across the Salisbury area over the past two nights.
Wiltshire Police are appealing for information following eight incidents on Wednesday and Thursday in Salisbury, Amesbury and the surrounding villages.
Commercial vehicles, farm buildings and residential sheds and garages were broken into and tools, generators, garden machinery, gas bottles, cutting equipment and hand tools were stolen.
Sgt Damian Waldron of Salisbury Police said: “We aren’t linking these incidents at this stage of the investigation but are keeping an open mind. I am appealing for anyone who has been offered tools for sale, or who has any information regarding these thefts, to come forward.”
He said residents should make a note of serial numbers ofhigh value items and ensure property is secure and any valuables are marked using forensic markers such as Smart Water or Selecta DNA.
Serial numbers can be registered with a property register company such as Immobilise.com.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Waldron on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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