Saturday, 29 September 2012

Concrete slabs stolen from Lancaster city centre

Police are appealing for witnesses after 30 concrete slabs worth around £500 were stolen from outside Lancaster Auction Mart.

The offence took place sometime between 4.30pm on Wednesday 26th September and 7.30am the following morning.

The surplus concrete slabs have been taken from outside Auction Mart car park, quite close to Lancaster Police Station on Thurnham Street, after being left by construction workers employed on the new flats that have just been built opposite.

“The offenders would likely have used a van or similar vehicle to transport the concrete blocks," said PC Martin Wilcock, " and I would appeal to anybody that thinks they may have witnessed this crime or with any information that could assist with our investigation to come forward.

“It is a busy part of town and people may have thought the blocks were being removed legitimately.”

The slabs are 400 x 400 x 14mm in size and white in colour.

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101. 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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