Piping taken as thieves are getting busy

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THIEVES have broken into an unoccupied house in Caistor and stolen the property’s copper piping.

The offence took place at a dwelling currently undergoing renovation in Whitegate Hill.

Over the previous two weeks offenders also broke into a property in Mill Lane, Caistor, and tried to remove lead from the roof, although that attempt was unsuccessful.

Between 2am and 5am last Thursday morning, March 10, offenders entered an isolated dwelling at Cuxwold by an insecure rear door and stole property including car keys, which they then used to steal a Ford Fiesta.

The vehicle was later recovered in the Grimsby area.

Also between Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9 offenders entered a yard at South Kelsey Road, North Kelsey, and stole fencing and scrap copper from the yard.

Finally, overnight between March 9 and March 10 vandals threw a rock through the rear window of a vehicle at Rothwell causing the window to smash.

They then attempted to steal the vehicle but were unsuccessful.

A police spokesman said: “Offenders are clearly targeting your villages. Please be vigilant.”