Self-employed labourer unable to work after thieves steal equipment

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A LABOURER has been left unable to work after tools were stolen from his work van near Stonehouse.

Andrew Beard has lost between £1,200 and £1,500 having missed out on work because of the incident.

The offenders gained entry to Mr Beard’s work vehicle between 6.15pm on Tuesday and 8.45am on Wednesday as it was parked on Seven Waters in Leonard Stanley.

“They had gained entry through a side door as the rear of the vehicle is a very complex system to open,” said Mr Beard.

“It’s my eight-year-old’s birthday next week along with my two-year-old’s the day after, and I am now going to struggle to get my oldest the lego Jurassic World set he wants.”

“I am trying my hardest to get new kit to be able to continue to work and support my family.”

“This is now the third time our vehicle has been broken into and I now have to save to be able to afford a CCTV system to protect my partner and my four little boys.”

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Police said: “It was reported that offenders gained entry to a vehicle that was parked on Seven Waters at some point between 6.15pm on Tuesday (24 September) and 8.45am on Wednesday (25 September) before stealing a number of tools from inside.”

“The stolen tools include: A Stanley Fatmax jigsaw in a black case, a Bosch Professional high speed drill in a black case, a Bosch Professional cordless combi drill and charger, Reisser cutter screws, tile laying equipment, a 6ft spirit level and a 40m extension lead.”

Anyone who witnessed this taking place or has been offered any of the tools for sale is asked to call 101 quoting incident 102 of 25 September.

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