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Valuable titanium blades stolen during van robbery

November 19, 2012, 2:20 pm

Police have released images of titanium blades that were stolen during a van robbery in Stockport.

The theft happened shortly after 1pm on Friday 26 October 2012 at a works premises on Chester Road.

A 51-year-old man had been securing a load at the back of a white pick-up van, when a man jumped into the front of the vehicle and drove off in it in the direction of Wilmslow.

The van was carrying a valuable cargo of 64 specialist titanium blades, worth several thousand pounds.

The victim was not injured during the theft but was taken to hospital to be treated for shock.

The van is a white Ford flat-back, registration number PF11 CDE.

The man is described as white, large build, in his mid to late 30s with dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing.

Detective Constable Malcolm Such from Stockport CID said: “We have been making a number of enquiries to trace this vehicle and the man responsible for this robbery.

“We now have images of the titanium blades, which we have released to the public as they are very distinctive and will be easily identifiable to anyone that has seen them.

“Each blade is roughly big enough to be carried in one hand. If you have been offered these blades for scrap metal or if you have seen them and have information about who may have them, please get in touch with police to help us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Stockport CID on 0161 856 9740 or contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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