Tools worth more than £20,000 have been stolen by burglars in a series of raids on workshops in the Market Harborough area, police say. Two Land Rover Defenders were also robbed and a van caught in two break-ins which officers believe may be linked.
Thieves targeted commercial workshops near Lubenham, west of the town, in the early hours of Monday April 11. Officers said the suspects broke in and removed the doors of a Land Rover Defender which was parked in a premises.
They then stole the doors and hood of another vehicle parked nearby. Specialist tools have also been removed from the workshop, located off the A4304 between Lubenham and Theddingworth.
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A second workshop in Lubenham was also burglarized around the same time. Other tools and a Ford Ranger van parked outside were stolen during this raid.
Leicestershire Police said the break-ins and robberies took place between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. In a force update, it was revealed the van had since been found parked on a street in Spalding, Lincolnshire. No arrests have been made and investigators are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch.
A police spokesman said: “Shortly before 8am on Monday 11th April a report was received that a number of units had been broken into. The units are each used by different people and the investigations to determine what was caught are continuing.
“It was also reported that the doors and bonnet of a Land Rover parked nearby had been taken. through the force’s website.