Thieves leave empty handed after raid on Worcester stonemasons

Thieves leave empty handed after raid on Worcester stonemasons

Police and Forensic Officers at the scene of the break-in at Stonemasons of Worcester, Hylton Road, Worcester. 26.5.14 2214607203 (6525778)

Tom Adams, owner of Stonemasons of Worcester, after the break in over the weekend. 26.5.14 221460720 (6525781)

A Police Officer at the scene of the break-in at Stonemasons of Worcester, Hylton Road, Worcester. 26.5.14 221460720 (6525776)

First published in News

A BURGLARY at a stonemasons in Worcester proved fruitless when the thief or thieves left empty-handed.

The owner of the business, Tom Adams, said he hoped the burglar or burglars could be traced after leaving footprints in the dust which are now being examined by police forensics officers.

The break-in at Stonemasons of Worcester, Hylton Road, Worcester, which provides natural fireplaces and monumental masonry took place between Monday afternoon and Sunday morning. Police and forensics vans attended the scene on Monday morning to photograph footprints and gather other evidence.

The yard is carpeted in a fine limestone dust, leaving prints for the forensics teams to examine.

The thieves approached the business from the back, broke in through a side window, bent a metal grill to get in, then looked around the office, searching the drawers. They also smashed through a plasterboard wall and searched the yard. But owner Tom Adams, 33, said nothing was taken.

He said: "They haven't taken anything. There is no cash and nothing left on site. They broke into the yard and then went out via the window. I'm hoping there is CCTV footage. The police have been great and they took samples of the footprints left in the dust. Whoever did break in here last night will be walking around with a dusty jacket because they have rubbed themselves up against the tool box while climbing in and out of the window."

A spokesman for West Mercia Police confirmed the burglary happened between 1pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday. The police are appealing for witnesses. If you have information contact the police on 101, quoting reference 138-s-260514.

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11:48am Tue 27 May 14

liketoknow says...

if they do catch them I hope they let the stonemason point out the error of their ways. looks like he could be very persuasive.
if they do catch them I hope they let the stonemason point out the error of their ways. looks like he could be very persuasive. liketoknow
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3:02pm Tue 27 May 14

largebaldy says...

I think they should let Tom sort out those sort of troublemakers.....sc
ary scary!
I think they should let Tom sort out those sort of troublemakers.....sc ary scary! largebaldy
  • Score: 2

5:29pm Tue 27 May 14

Audi Driver says...

I'm confused; did this happen between "Monday afternoon and Sunday morning" or "1pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday"?????????

Do think no-one in their right mind will confess after seeing Tom's piccie......
I'm confused; did this happen between "Monday afternoon and Sunday morning" or "1pm on Sunday and 8am on Monday"????????? Do think no-one in their right mind will confess after seeing Tom's piccie...... Audi Driver
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Tue 27 May 14

Kenni says...

My new business was burgled earlier this year whilst we where renovation the property. We and our builders lost of thousand of pounds of equipment.
We rang the police...i seriously did know why we bothered. They did nothing but have us a incident number.

The next day we gave a name and address of a suspect...again they did nothing to follow up.
We're glad they are doing something for this business, they seriously let us down beyond words!!!
My new business was burgled earlier this year whilst we where renovation the property. We and our builders lost of thousand of pounds of equipment. We rang the police...i seriously did know why we bothered. They did nothing but have us a incident number. The next day we gave a name and address of a suspect...again they did nothing to follow up. We're glad they are doing something for this business, they seriously let us down beyond words!!! Kenni
  • Score: 2

7:36pm Thu 29 May 14

DarrenM says...

Lets hope those footprints weren't moving too fast, judging by the recent fitness results published in the national press/.
Lets hope those footprints weren't moving too fast, judging by the recent fitness results published in the national press/. DarrenM
  • Score: 1

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