Isle of Wight Police are appealing for information as an investigation continues into a suspected metal theft. Officers from the island’s Targeted Patrol Teams (TPT) seized a stack of lead while searching a property in Ventnor last month (May 2011).
A 21-year-old man from the Isle of Wight was arrested on May 16, 2011 on suspicion of theft. He was questioned at Newport Police Station and bailed until June 21, 2011 pending further enquiries.
A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said:
“Our investigation is focused on finding a possible victim who may have had lead stolen from their home or business recently. Officers would be interested in hearing from anyone who thinks they’ve been targeted by metal thieves.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Shanklin Police Station by phoning 101. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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