£18k of steel girders snatched from Leyland industrial estate

Chorley Citizen: POLICE APPEAL: The stolen steel girders POLICE APPEAL: The stolen steel girders

THIEVES drove off with more than £18,000 of steel girders after wedging open a security gate on an industrial estate in Leyland.

At around 6.30pm on Wednesday, November 20, CCTV images captured a group of three men drive up to an industrial unit on Centurion Way in a maroon HGV tractor unit and jam open the security gate as it was closing.

The thieves later drove into the compound and made their way over to a trailer holding around £18,000 worth of steel girders.

They then attached the trailer to a tractor unit and drove away through the open gate.

Officers investigating the theft have released images of the men they are looking to speak to in a bid to identify the people responsible.

PC Katy Hall said, “This is a very high value theft, totalling over £23,000 including the cost of the trailer and so we are very keen to speak to anyone that may have any information that could lead us to the people responsible.”

Information about this can be passed to Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20131121-0324.

Alternatively, people with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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