Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Thieves rob CancerCare again, steal leafblower




(Updated 4/12/11) Thieves have again targetted local charity CancerCare, stealing a leaf blower from its grounds on Slyne Road.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak with after the petrol-powered leaf blower was stolen from the grounds of the Lancaster hospice at around 11.15am on Tuesday 22nd November.

A man is believed to have entered CancerCare's grounds on foot and picked up the leaf blower which has been left unattended in the grounds before returning to a waiting white transit van.

The CCTV shows a male being dropped off inside the grounds, the man walking around and the fourth running out.

The leaf blower is a STIHL BR600 and is worth approximately £580.

“This is a despicable theft," said PC Ben Hanley from Lancaster Police. "I would urge people to take a close look at the stills and if anyone recognises the man in the image or has any information that could assist with our investigation please contact Lancaster Police on 08451 25 35 45.”

This is not the first time CancerCare has been hit by thieves. In May, police appealed for information after a series of thefts in Lancaster - including a summer house from the grounds of the much-loved local charity.

• 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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