Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Lead Thieves' Are Caught in the Act

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Lead Thieves' Are Caught in the Act

Article excerpt

BRAZEN thieves appear to be caught on CCTV stripping lead from a family home.

The lead roofing was stolen from a property in Fern Bank Court, off Stockport Road, in Gee Cross, Hyde.

In the footage, one of two men clambers over a car to reach the material above the front door of the property. He then peels back the covering with the help of the other man until it falls to the ground and the pair run off.

The footage, from between 5am and 6am on Saturday, June 23 then shows them returning minutes later from another direction to collect the roofing.

The pair can be seen carrying off the lead towards the main road.

The homeowner, who asked to remain anonymous, said: "It's just the sheer audacity of it.

"Not only have they stolen the lead from the roof, they were climbing all over the cars. …

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