Expensive power tools, including chainsaw, stolen during West Hyde break-in

Expensive power tools, including chainsaw, stolen during West Hyde break-in

Expensive power tools, including chainsaw, stolen during West Hyde break-in

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Expensive power tools, including a chainsaw, have been stolen during a break-in at a home in West Hyde.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said a storage container was forced open at the property in Old Uxbridge Road overnight on Tuesday, April 15.

The items taken include:

• A bright orange Echo backpack blower - this has a postcode written on it and four dots in a square pattern stamped into the plastic back of the machine.
• A bright red/orange Echo power unit - this has a postcode written on it and four dots set out in a square pattern stamped into the aluminium part of the unit.
• An Echo strimmer head - this has four dots set out in a square pattern stamped into the aluminium part of the tool.
• A red Stihl MS250 chainsaw.
• A Stihl TS400 12in blade slab cutter.
• A Tanaka M35 strimmer - this has four dots set out in a square pattern stamped into the aluminium part of the machine.
• A red/orange Tanaka THB 2510N blower.

PC Paul Knowles, the investigating officer, said: "The tools and machinery stolen are very distinctive, particularly those that have been marked by the owner. I would urge anyone who has been offered any of the stated items for sale, or knows of their whereabouts, to contact me immediately.

"Equally, I would like to hear from anyone who may have heard or seen anything unusual or suspicious around the time and location of the incident."

Anyone with information is urged to call Hertfordshire Constabulary’s on its non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference C2/14/784.

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