Thieves steal high value underwater equipment in Normanton

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THIEVES have stolen tens of thousands of pounds worth of specialist underwater exploration equipment.

Burglars broke into a unit on Tyler Close, Normanton, twice in two days.

And they took seven items of equipment weighing around 600 kilograms each.

Det Sgt Mark Catney, of Wakefield CID, said: “These items are worth tens of thousands of pounds each and it is imperative that we locate them quickly.

“Each is 18 inches in diameter and around three foot long. They are extremely heavy and it would likely have taken some time and a number of people to remove them.

“It is also highly probable that a vehicle has been used to transport them away and members of the public may have seen this taking place.”

The first break in took place between 7.15am and 8am on Friday, and the second sometime between 6.15am and 7.10am on Saturday

Two men, aged 52 and 58, have been arrested and released on bail in connection with the theft.

Anyone with any information should contact Wakefield CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.