Police warning over Shropshire tool thefts

Mechanics were today warned to be on the alert after a spate of break-ins and tool thefts in Shropshire.

Police warning over Shropshire tool thefts

Workshops have been broken into in Leintwardine, near Ludlow, as well as Leominster and Kington on the south Shropshire border.

Police said a number of "high value" tools have been stolen during the raids.

There have also been similar break-ins further south in Hereford and across the Welsh border in Hay-on-Wye.

In some cases expensive high-tech diagnostic equipment has been targeted.

An investigation has been launched by West Mercia Police who said the break-ins had been to do with car repair places.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "We are advising such businesses to be on the lookout and to review their security arrangements. These have been break-ins to do with car repair places."

Local police teams from both West Mercia Police and Dyfed-Powys Police are patrolling the border and attending repair businesses to offer crime prevention and security advice, he said.

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