15th Jan, 2019

Two held after huge haul of tools found

Worcester Editorial 24th Sep, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

TWO MEN have been arrested on suspicion of theft after police found their estate car full from floor to ceiling with tools and other suspected stolen goods.

A Lowesmoor man called the police at 8.40pm on Thursday (September 17) after he heard a loud bang from the car park near his home, he looked out of the window and saw a man loading a ladder into the back of an estate car.

The offender drove off and the victim found several of his tools were missing from his Ford Transit, he reported the theft and was able to give the police a partial registration.

Officers stopped a blue Vauxhall Estate on Blackpole Road at about 9pm and when they searched the car they tools and equipment used to start and clone car keys.

The seats were folded down to fit in a variety of strimmers, chain saws and drills which reached the ceiling.

They seized the vehicle for a full forensic examination and arrested the two men who were with the car at the time. The 36-year-old and 37-year-old, who are both from Birmingham, remain in custody while the investigation continues.

Police are urging anyone who may have had any items stolen from their vehicles to contact them, they also suggest residents check their property to make sure nothing is missing.

Anyone with information should call the police on the 101 non emergency number or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their website.

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