Man wanted after JCB telehandler stolen from Burnley Road construction site


A man is wanted after a JCB telehandler had its tracker ripped off and was stolen from a building site.

Police are now asking anyone with dash cam footage to come forward following the incident, which happened at Hollins Homes, Burnley Road, Loveclough at around 6pm on Tuesday August 23.

A police spokesman said on Thursday: “Do you see between Rossendale and Burnley on Burnley Road, Loveclough, at tea time? Do you have a dash cam?

“Yesterday morning your Rural Task Force from Rossendale traveled to Hollins Homes in Loveclough after a JCB telehandler was stolen overnight.

“The offender snatched the JCB tracker from the spot and stole the JCB.

“Extensive CCTV investigations carried out by the team enabled us to recover the JCB from isolated ground in Burnley.

“CCTV shows a man on Burnley Road, Loveclough by Hollins Homes, between 5.55pm and 6.15pm on August 23 walking through a building site.”

Police are now asking people to check their dashcams as they pass by to help them identify who the man might be.

The spokesperson added: “We believe the man in the photo may assist us in our investigations – he is a white male with black hair and was wearing a high visibility vest.”

Lancashire Telegraph:

Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] quoting newspaper issue 235 of August 24.


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