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Officers from Welford Road police station are holding an ‘Aladdin’s cave’ event in the hope of tracing the owners of over 70 items of property, namely professional power tools.
Officers recovered a significant number of items after carrying out searches of a house in the Eyres Monsell estate on Friday December 7, and Wednesday December 19, 2012. A 47 year old man was arrested following each search and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Officers have over the last few days been visiting builders merchants and DIY stores across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The purpose of the visits being to speak with staff members to raise awareness of the viewing event and to invite individuals along to view the property to identify whether any of the property belongs to them. Officers have also spoken to recent victims of crime who have indicated that such items have been stolen from them. The power tools are professional pieces of equipment and believed to have been stolen, mainly from individuals and businesses in the construction and building trade. Officers are keen to trace anyone who believes they may own any of the items of property and are therefore hosting the viewing event.
The event is being held on Saturday February 2, 2013 from 11am until 2pm at Welford Road police station, Houlditch Road, Leicester, LE2 3FE. The event is open to the public, however, is specifically targeted at individuals within the construction and building trade. An image gallery of some of the tools is also available on the Leicestershire Police Flickr page www.flickr.com/photos/leicspolice-property The event also offers an opportunity for visitors to be given advice around crime prevention and property marking from the local neighbourhood team.