Police rooting out Leeds plant thieves

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WARNINGS have been given to residents in the Woodlesford area after thieves snatched plants worth many hundreds of pounds from three addresses.

In one raid in Fuschia Croft in Woodlesford Green on Wednesday large pots containing shrubs worth £300 were taken and at an address in Croft Bridge, Oulton, three box trees in terracotta pots worth £300 were grabbed from the front garden.

In a third incident another plant pots worth £30 were stolen from a property in Chestnut Grove, Woodlesford.

The three addresses are close to one another and the Rothwell Neighbourhood Policing Team has been making enquiries into the thefts and has urged householders to be on their guard against the sticky-fingered thieves.

Insp Yvette Hammill, who leads the Rothwell NPT, said: “Thefts of this nature can be extremely costly to residents who are keen to keep their gardens and homes looking their best. We want to put a stop to thefts like this as soon as possible, and I would encourage anyone who witnesses suspicious activity in neighbours’ gardens to report it to Rothwell NPT via 0845 6060606.

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