York police investigate scaffolding theft

1 Aug 2013 @ 11.24 am
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Issued by North Yorkshire Police

Detectives in York are appealing for information after a 30ft scaffolding tower was stolen from a house undergoing repairs.

The tower, which is worth around £5,000, was taken from the rear of the property which is on the corner of Howe Street and School Street in Acomb, York between 9.30pm on Wednesday 3 July and 7.20am the following morning.

The Boss two-stage tower system consists of 30 to 40 lightweight aluminium poles and would have needed dismantling before anyone could remove it. It would have needed two people to do this and a vehicle to take it away.

Detective Constable Sarah Bullock of York CID, said: “This was an audacious theft which would have taken place over a period of hours and the thieves would have made a lot of noise in doing so.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have heard noises in the vicinity of Howe Street and School Street over the night of 3 to 4 July or seen any suspicious people or vehicles in the street to contact the police.”

Anyone with any information and anyone who may have been offered the scaffolding for sale, is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for DC Sarah Bullock in York CID.

Or, you can pass information anonymously to Crimetsoppers on 0800 555 111.

 


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