Letchworth businesses targeted in overnight raid at industrial estate

Letchworth businesses were targeted in an overnight raid at an industrial estate.

Letchworth businesses were targeted in an overnight raid at an industrial estate. - Credit: Archant

Businesses were targeted in an overnight raid at a Letchworth industrial estate last week.

Police are appealing for information following the break-in, which saw burglars break into Green Lane Industrial Estate by unknown means and force their way through the front doors of five business units.

The raid – which took place between 6pm on Monday, March 21 and 6am on Tuesday, March 22 – saw thousands of pounds worth of equipment stolen.

Arch Gardening had a chain saw, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers, a leaf blower and a strimmer stolen, while SG6 Construction had power tools taken including a De Walt pavement breaker, a JCB Hydrolic breaker, a De Walt chop saw, a Karcher jet washer, a concrete saw, a Honda generator and a De Walt flip saw.

The burglars stole power tools – including a petrol angle grinder, a De Walt cement breaker, various Milwaukie battery operated hand tools and a vibrating wacker plate – from Alpine Industrial Safety Supplies – which also had a glass office door smashed.

MLC Motorsport had go-kart engines, a go kart frame, a diesel heater, air compressor and nut gun taken, while a lorry was also broken into – although nothing was stolen from the vehicle.

Unit Six was also a victim of the raid with copper piping, an electrical Catscan concrete drill, a laser level, various power tools, two Honda generators, an upright petrol breaker, an upright petrol trench wacker, two wacker plates and Rolson heavy duty bolt cutters stolen.

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PC Danielle Einchcomb said: “Thousands of pounds worth of electrical goods, power tools and go-karting equipment have been stolen during these break ins.

“I am appealing for anyone who has any information or saw anything suspicious in the area between the times stated to get in touch.

“I’m also keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered the stolen goods for sale.”

Anyone who saw the man or van in the area at the time is asked to contact PC Einchcomb via the police non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference G2/16/547.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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