Spate Of Wimbledon Building Site Thefts

Police alert over overnight thieves

Police are warning about a spate of thefts from building sites and houses under renovation in Wimbledon.

The main items that are being stolen are power tools, electrical cable and copper pipe as well as any scrap metal.

It is a particular problem overnight in the Wimbledon Village and Wimbledon Park areas, with builders' vans also being targeted for power tools.

PC Tony Leworthy, from Wimbledon Village police, said: "Please can you warn any builders/tradesman that you are employing to secure their tools and vans at all times if possible.

"If you see anyone suspicious near to houses being worked on, please call 999 and make a note of any vehicle type seen and registration number."

December 22, 2011