Police on hunt for tyre thieves

1st May 2012

Staffordshire police are still on the hunt for a gang of thieves that stole lorry tyres and wheels from an industrial estate in the region last month.

The incident occurred at the WG Tanker Group site near Leek over the Easter Weekend, with over £20,000 worth of compounds and vehicle equipment stolen in the raid.

According to the Sentinel, a total of 23 lorry tyres, made up of seven front and 16 rear com-pounds, and alloy wheels from 12 HGV tractor units were stolen.

Rhe daring thieves leaving the units on breeze blocks and wood before making their escape.

The compounds were then rolled off site towards an adjacent field, where it is believed that a transit-van-sized vehicle was waiting to collect them.

Speaking to the news provider, a police spokesman said: "Our investigation into this theft is ongoing and we would urge anyone with information on the incident, or who is offered such wheels or tyres in suspicious circumstances, to contact PC Matt Lovatt on 101."

While police have called on witnesses to come forward, bosses at the site have also put up a reward for information on the incident.

The appeal comes as police across the UK continue to clampdown on motorists driving on badly worn or illegal tyres.

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Posted by Danielle Barge