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    Combined Industries Theft Solutions

November 2023

STAY ALERT - ATEMPTED THEFT OF MACHINERY IN WEST YORKSHIRE

On Saturday 4th November at approximately 7pm a group of thieves attempted to steal a Takeuchi TB210R Micro Digger from the yard of a hire centre in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

The hire company were able to view CCTV footage from a neighbouring business. One of the thieves approached the gates to the property where it was clear he was assessing the site for the best means of access. 15 minutes later a Mercedes Sprinter van arrived and the thieves, which were all male and wearing hi-vis jackets, cut through the lock and entered the property.

The arm of the micro digger was raised and lodged and the thieves were unable to lower it in order for it to fit inside their van, so they left empty handed.  Unfortunately the colour of the van wasn't clear, it wasn't possible to make out the registration number, and the thieves made efforts to conceal their faces.

Due to lack of evidence the police were unable to log the crime, however we wanted to raise awareness to other CITS members, in particular based in the West Yorkshire area.

If you see anything suspicious, or you believe you recognise the vehicle that may have been involved, please contact West Yorkshire Police.

STAY ALERT - ATEMPTED THEFT OF MACHINERY IN WEST YORKSHIRE