Police plea after £33k theft including model steam train from Collingbourne Ducis businesses

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: One of the model railway engines stolen from commercial premises in Collingbourne Ducis One of the model railway engines stolen from commercial premises in Collingbourne Ducis

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at two commercial premises in Collingbourne Ducis where thieves stole approx £33,000 of goods including a model train set.

Thieves broke into Bourne Works, High Street, premises and stole 12 Warrior Winches for vehicles and various Snap On Tools in a Red Snap On tool box, on Friday, February 7.

A grey Land Rover Discovery was also stolen but was later found near Rowde. It had been set alight and was burnt out.

Thieves also stole a fully working model steam train described as a Gert Tank Engine.

The value of good stolen adds up to about £33,000.

PC Ian Thackray said: “This appears to be a targeted burglary by thieves who were intent on stealing high value goods from these premises.

"I would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this incident or anyone who may have seen or heard anything locally during the night of Friday through into Saturday morning.

"In particular, these goods may appear elsewhere as the suspects try to sell them on and we would like to hear from anyone who comes across these items or perhaps knows someone who is trying to sell them.

"The train set is quite unusual and there may be enthusiasts who may come across this item.

"I would encourage them to not to purchase such an item but speak to police immediately.”

If you have information, contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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