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CCTV appeal on van theft; Workman bids to get tools back.

Byline: STEVE GRAVES @steve_graves

A BUILDING worker made a plea to catch thieves who stole PS1,000 worth of tools from his van.

Jamie Fisher's vehicle was raided while parked near a job he was working on in Coleridge Street, Kensington on Monday.

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Mr Fisher, who works for Bromborough-based Tudor Construction, said he had been left struggling to keep working after the theft.

Police said they would be keen to speak to two men pictured on CCTV taken from the nearby Elim Pentecostal Church.

Mr Fisher said: "I came out of the job at about 9.30am and got something out of the van.

Then when I returned at 11.17am the lock had been forced on the van.

"The tools were missing and there was no sign of who had taken them.

"We later discovered the Pentecostal church opposite had CCTV and I was able to show that to police.

"They said they would also be looking at cameras from the street to see if they can track the thieves down."

Among the items stolen were a chop saw, tile cutter, a nail gun and a radio.

Mr Fisher, who lives in Stoke-on-Trent but is originally from Wirral and works across Merseyside, said: "These are my own tools rather than the company's.

"Since it happened I've been having to borrow items from other people just to keep working which I can't do forever.

"My wife is pregnant and our baby is on the way soon so it's really worrying.

"If it's an opportunist thing then presumably they will want to try to sell them on.

"If anybody knows anything or has been offered the chance to buy any tools recently they should let police now."

." ? Anyone with information can call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Date:May 17, 2013
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