Bid to trace stolen power tool owners

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POLICE are trying to trace the rightful owners of what are believed to be stolen power tools.

It was on Tuesday, October 11 that officers recovered three items from the boot of a vehicle on Kipling Grove, Leigh.

They are a Makita drill, a Worx drill and a Plasplugs compact tile cutter.

The Makita drill has the initials LH written on the case in permanent marker.

A 25-year-old woman from the Westleigh area has since been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

Police say that inquiries into the possible thefts are continuing.

But in the meanwhile Insp Ian Kennedy of the Leigh Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We return stolen property whenever we can, but in this case we have exhausted our inquiries and still can’t find the rightful owners.

“Therefore we are asking people to look closely at these pictures and come forward to claim these items, as we believe they are still in good working order.”

The property will only be released to people who can produce either a matching serial number or valid receipts.

If anyone believes they may be the owner of one of these items, they are asked to contact the Leigh Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161 856 7225 and quote the serial number to check for a match.

Alternatively, they can bring any receipts showing proof of purchase to Leigh Police Station on Chapel Street, Leigh.