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More scrap stolen!

More scrap stolen!

Friday 31 January 2020

More scrap stolen!

Friday 31 January 2020


Electrical wiring and a copper earthing rod have been stolen from a property in St Sampsons, just days after a one tonne bag filled with scrap copper also went missing.

This latest theft occurred while a Lislet resident was doing some work on her house.

Tessa Le Gallez only noticed the bundle of wiring was missing when she came to recycle it, and later realised someone had dug up a copper earthing rod from her garden as well.

"We have been doing our house up," she said, "someone must have come into our garden and looked behind the skip, because there was a big bundle of wiring that has been taken out of the house. They've taken the whole lot."

Ms Le Gallez has reported this to the police, who are now looking into the incident. They said the large bundle of wiring was taken from Ms Le Gallez's home on Maladerie Road, St Sampsons sometime between Sunday 26 January and Tuesday 28.

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Pictured: Scrap has also been stolen from Griffith Yard. 

"While whoever was taking the wiring was here," Ms Le Gallez added, "they must have followed some exposed wiring and dug up our copper earthing rod, it was only a little hole but whoever had been had taken it."

She explained that she was going to use the wiring to teach her step son about recycling, and go through the process of stripping it back, and then taking it to the recycling centre in exchange for some money with him. "Police said it was almost definitely an opportunistic theft, but they said they also reckoned someone has been looking through building sites." 

In a similar incident, a one tonne bag of copper has been stolen from Griffith's Yard, also in St Sampsons. The bag was taken from the site on the Bridge sometime between 24 January and the 27, and Police suspect a vehicle was used to remove it. 

Anyone with any information regarding either of these crimes is asked to contact PC 88 Browning at Guernsey Police's Headquarters on 725111, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Pictured top: Scrap wire was stolen from the St Sampsons' property. 

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