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Police appeal after theft of plant equipment in Derby

Posted on 9th August 2017

One of our officers has launched an appeal after thousands of pounds worth of plant equipment was stolen from a construction site in Derby. 

The incident happened overnight between Monday, August 7 and Tuesday, August 8 when the lock was forced on a container in a building site on North Avenue, Derby. 

The thieves removed 43 items of plant, a mixture of GAP and Ashfield Plant, which included saws, rammers, road plates, generators, a cable and plate detector and rotary hammer. 

Pc Theresa Hill is dealing with the incident and said: “ The stolen equipment would have fitted in to the back of a transit type size van. I would ask if anyone saw anything suspicious between these times that they make contact. 

“We have the serial numbers of all the equipment stolen and so the items are identifiable. We would discourage anyone from buying second hand goods unless they can be certain of the sellers right to sell them and would ask that if anyone has been offered such items for sale over the last few days they give us a call.” 

If you think you can help, please call Theresa on 101 quoting reference number 17000337876. 

Alternatively send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here 

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting


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