Viewing event reunites tools with owners

In a second viewing event at Force Headquarters this weekend, a further 40 items have been claimed by their rightful owners.

Throughout Saturday and Sunday people were able to visit Force Headquarters and view the remainder of more than 200 tools which were recovered last month. More than £16,000 worth of stolen property has been re-united with the lawful owners this weekend.

Ranging from power drills and chainsaws to jigsaws, circular saws and hammer drills the tools were on display to the public, and if they were able to prove they were theirs, either through a receipt or distinguishing marks and scratches, they were able to take them away.

Last month the Force uploaded more than 200 photos of the recovered property onto its website https://www.flickr.com/photos/leicspolice-property/sets/72157654919174411
The items were recovered over the May bank holiday weekend from locations across Leicester and Leicestershire. It is believed to have been stolen from vans across the city and county since January 2015.

Detective Inspector Johnny Monks, said: “We recovered hundreds of items and have been working to reunite them with their rightful owners.

“These two events were a tremendous success and a number of owners were reunited with their tools. We do still have a quantity of items which have not yet been claimed. If you feel these tools may belong to you please contact us using the form https://leics.police.uk/contact/recovered-tools

Six men aged between 14 and 27 have been arrested for theft offences and have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Reference number – LEP-270515-0160

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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