Police trace owners of stolen property

PC Claire McMahon with a selection of items
PC Claire McMahon with a selection of items

POLICE officers are tracing the owners of several stolen items discovered as part of a clamp down on metal thefts.

As reported in the Mail, properties were raided earlier this week and recovered items including an air compressor, a generator and a JCB petrol strimmer.

A McCulloch strimmer, Rockworth petrol stone cutter, Ibea lawn mower and a welder were also found, all which police believe to be have been stolen.

Residents are now urged to get in touch with police if they recognise any of the items and believe they may have owned them.

Detective Sergeant Phil Agar said: “As part of our enquiries from the operation yesterday, we have 13 items that we believe to be stolen property that we recovered from addresses in the town.

“I would be eager to speak with anyone who may have been a victim of theft and recognises any of these items.”

Six men were arrested in connection with the raids and have been bailed pending further inquiries.

Anyone with any information is asked to call DS Phil Agar on (01642) 302110.