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By Tristan Harris Tuesday 11 December 2012 Updated: 13/12 11:21
THREE vehicles had their exhausts stolen from them as they were parked in a Bromsgrove District Council compound.
The incidents, which all involved Iveco grounds maintenance lorries, took place at The Depot in Aston Road, between 5.10pm and 5.45pm on Sunday (December 9).
Three men climbed over the perimeter fence and unbolted the exhausts from the lorries, which are used for work, such as removing debris, transporting tools and cutting hedges.
They then fled back over the fence with the exhausts, which will cost £5,200 to replace, with fitting costs on top.
A Bromsgrove District Council spokesperson said: "They are going to be out of action for a few days.
"Not only is it an inconvenience to our customers, but it also hits council taxpayers in the pockets," she added.
Anyone who witnessed any of the incidents or who has any information on where the exhausts are should call PC Carita Caldicott at West Mercia Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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