Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Appeal after John O'Gaunt Rowing Club's boat engines stolen

Police are appealing for information after two valuable boat engines were stolen from a rowing club in Skerton at the weekend.

It is believed the John O'Gaunt Rowing Club building on Halton Road was broken into sometime overnight between 3.00pm on Friday 26th October and 9.30am on Saturday 27th October.

Both engines that were taken were Tohatsu M9.8 2 stroke engines and are worth around £1,000 each. One was grey, made in around 2005 and a black one, made in around 2007. Both should be uniquely identifiable as they have drill holes which have been made to take the propguards on the lower assembly.

A small amount cash from the till was also taken from inside and police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

Three kayaks were stolen from the Scout clubhouse on the same road last month and although it is unclear whether the offences are linked, officers are appealing for anyone with any information about either offence to contact them.

“I would urge anyone who has seen anything at all suspicious in the area, particularly, any suspicious vehicles, to come forward,” urged PCSO Nicolle Croft.

Anyone with information can contact police by calling the new non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number BA1203264.


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