Thieves target Garstang business - for third time

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POLICE in Garstang are appealing for people to come forward with information after rolls of fencing and barbwire were stolen from an industrial park in the town.

The offence took place between 6.30pm and 8.15pm on Sunday, January 2, at the industrial park on Green Lane West, Garstang.

The offenders, believed to be two men, have driven through a closed security fence at Coars Ltd and gained access to the compound by removing bolts from metal fence poles.

The men, both wearing dark clothing with hoods up, have then targeted 30 rolls of rylock netting and 30 rolls of green barb wire stored on wooden pallets worth several thousand pounds.

The property has been loaded into the rear of what is thought to be a transit van before returning to steal metal feeding troughs used for farming.

This is the third time the premises have been targeted with an attempted burglary on Wednesday 29th December and a burglary on Wednesday 8th December where similar items were stolen.

All three offences have occurred around the same time of day between 6:30pm and 8:15pm but police are unable to confirm they are linked at this stage. PC Iain Walker from Garstang Police said: “It is clear that these items have been deliberately targeted and perhaps stolen to order. I would urge anyone that has any information about these offences to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.