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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Crewe detectives seek witnesses to high value metal theft


Police are appealing for witnesses after a Crewe scrap yard had more than £30,000 worth of metal stolen in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Sometime between 2.30am and 5.45am on Tuesday 10 April 2012 offenders gained access to Houstons and Sons in Victoria Avenue, Crewe.

They stole cable and copper which Houstons had already processed so were in the form of square blocks, or bales.

The bales of metal are around 25kg each and it is thought around 300 of them were stolen from the scrap yard.

DC Dave Newton said: "As well as the cable, they also stole lead, a yellow stripper machine and a Houstons liveried Nissan Cabster flat bed pick up truck which was parked at the premises. The truck was then later spotted on the M6 heading towards Birmingham.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who has seen the truck since, or has any information about the theft."

Anyone with information should call DC Newton from Crewe CID on 101 alternatively information can be given anonymously on the Crimestoppers number 0800 555 111.

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