Electrical tools worth £12,000 stolen in Batley

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THOUSANDS of pounds of electrical tools have been stolen by thieves who forced their way into a locked container in Batley.

Police are appealing for information after the incident at a commercial property in Greenhill Mills, Grange Road on Monday.

The thieves struck sometime between 12.30-4.15pm. In total the electrical tools taken in the raid are valued at £12,000. The haul includes drills, an angle grinder and a compressor, some of which were bought in Holland and have a two-pin plug rather than the standard UK plug.

Detective Constable Oliver Coates, from Kirklees CID, said: “We would like to here from anyone who was in the area and has any information about this burglary. The items stolen were of significant value and some of the electrical items are easily identifiable as they have European plug fixtures.

“If any members of the public or tradesman have any information or have been offered such items for sale, I would urge them to get in touch with us.”

If anyone has any information about the incident, they are asked to contact DC Oliver Coates at Kirklees CID via 101 quoting 1126 of 18/01/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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