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Thieves break into Geith warehouse

Merseyside Police

Hydraulic hitches, tilt hitches, buckets and other excavator attachments stolen from warehouse near Liverpool

GEITH are appealing to equipment dealers, plant hire companies and the industry in general to be alert after the Geith warehouse in Deeside, outside Liverpool, was broken into last Friday night/Saturday morning in what police believe may have been a steal-to-order heist.

The thieves targeted high-value hydraulic hitches and tilt hitches, as well as buckets and other excavator attachments.

Police said the main door of the warehouse was rammed, most likely by a large articulated lorry seen on site, and the offices were targeted for keys, with on-site forklifts used to select and load at least one 40ft trailer.

The warehouse, racking and forklifts were badly damaged in the raid and police are examining on-site video and some evidence that was left behind. Anyone with information or who has any suspicions regarding Geith products being offered for sale is asked to contact Merseyside Police.

Geith sales manager Gerry Kealy said: ‘I’m sure the hitches will be offered for sale to the industry, so any feedback on any odd touting will help. The tilt hitches, especially, will be more conspicuous, so hopefully the perpetrators can be caught.’

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