Victims of theft might be able to reunite with their stolen items – including a raft of power tools and bikes uncovered in a huge raid carried out by police.
On June 8, police raided a property in Wordsworth Road, Boarshaw, and discovered a massive 68 mountain bikes and ‘various different kinds of power tools believed to have been stolen from across Greater Manchester.
Police in Middleton are attempting to find the owners of stolen goods by holding an open day.
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The first open day, back in July, saw eight stolen bikes returned to their owners, along with a slew of tools.
But officers say they still have a ‘significant amount of property outstanding’, releasing images and lists of the items police still hold.
People who think that their items may be among those discovered are welcome to come to the open day at Middleton Police Station on September 18, and are asked to bring a proof of purchase/ownership along with a form of ID, to reclaim what is ‘rightfully theirs’.
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Police Constable Andy Gray, of GMP’s Rochdale division, said: “We had a good response to our first open day but we still have a significant amount of property outstanding that we really would like to be able to return to owners.
“If you believe any of the items pictured could be yours, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have also included a list of all the bikes recovered including a description and serial numbers.
“Anyone is free to come along to the open day which will be held at Middleton Police Station on Saturday 18 September, all we ask is that you bring proof of purchase/ownership of the item that you believe may belong to you, along with a form of ID.
“Anyone who believes an item pictured may belong to them, is asked to call Middleton Police Station on 0161 856 8701.
“Please note that the items pictured were all recovered on the 8th June 2021, so if you have had property stolen after this date, they won’t be included in the attached photos.”
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