Heartless thieves steal three distinctive custom-built BMXs from Droitwich storage units - The Droitwich Standard

Heartless thieves steal three distinctive custom-built BMXs from Droitwich storage units

Droitwich Editorial 5th Sep, 2023 Updated: 5th Sep, 2023   0

AN APPEAL has been launched to find a number of distinctive bikes which have been stolen from a storage containers in Droitwich.

The thieves entered the unit at around 8.15pm on Thursday at the compound behind the Berry Hill Industrial Estate.

They gained access through woodland backing onto the industrial estate and railway line by cutting through one of the fences.

They then cut through two slats in another fence, then proceeded to cut both CCTV and mains power to the container.

After cutting through the corsten steel locking systems into six containers, they stole three very distinctive custom-built BMX show bikes (pictured above) from the owner’s mid school collection.

One of the BMXs was white, one was black and the other was chrome.

A CCTV clip showed the thieves had come very well-prepared to execute the theft.

The thieves were dressed in black joggers and t-shirt with a white face covering, gloves and boots.

One looked quite tall and slender in build. He appears to come straight through the fence and walked across to CCTV with a ladder to cut the wires.

The yard had been open for five days and the owner of Droitwich Container Storage, which runs the site, said: “It is so disappointing – I can’t believe someone would do something like this.

“A lot of the items stored in the containers were personal and held more sentimental value for the owners than the thieves could get for them.

“That is what the units are often used for.”

He added security had already been stepped up with the site being made ‘more fortified’ with more cameras.

And, he said, he was considering employing security to live on site.

The owners of the items are still trying to ascertain what exactly was stolen, but a computer, photography equipment and a convection oven hob are thought to be among the haul.

West Mercia Police confirmed it was investigating and said: “No arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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