Thieves use sledgehammer to smash through wall

By Ian Dipple 03/05 Updated: 04/05 14:21

METAL thieves stole copper cabling worth £3,000 after smashing through the wall of a firm on an industrial estate.

The raid happened on the Riverside Industrial Estate in Meir Road sometime between 8.15pm on Monday (April 30) and 7am the following day. Staff arrived at the company to discover thieves had used a sledgehammer or similar tool to break through a wall, causing around £2,000 worth of damage.

They then took the grey copper cabling which was wound on to wooden reels.

PC Ian Squires, of West Mercia Police, said: "They must have caused a fair bit of noise breaking in and used a vehicle to remove their haul. We would appeal to anyone who heard or saw anything unusual in that area overnight on Monday to get in touch with us.

"We are contacting firms nearby to put them on alert and would advise companies to review their security in the light of this raid. Our patrols will obviously pay attention to the area but we need anybody who spots anything suspicious to call us at the time."

Anyone with information should call PC Squires on 101, quoting incident reference 77-S-010512, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Popular Stories »

1 Hundreds say farewell to Brian

2 Lorry drivers a menace say staff

3 Town welcomes a special visitor

4 Tots urged to ditch dummies

5 Abandoned dog needs residents' help

More news »

Burglars disturbed by mother and daughter

A MOTHER and her teenage daughter returned home

Concern over lack of life-saving equipment at new stadium

A FATHER has hit out at the borough

Children flashed at while walking

A WOMAN and her two grandchildren were flashed

Mayor left devastated by loss

AN EMOTIONAL Mayor of Redditch has spoken of

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
We’ll learn the lessons of Isabella, vow chiefs

A SERIOUS case review has been launched into the death ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Stratford on Avon man jailed for raping prostitute

A MAN from Stratford who raped a prostitute twice as ...

Evesham Observer
School floored by donation

PUPILS and teachers at the Vale of Evesham School are ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »