Solar panels stolen from Gloucestershire energy farm may be sold on
Police have urged people in Gloucestershire to be aware of stolen solar panels being sold door-to-door. Panels worth several thousand pounds were taken from a Gloucestershire farm earlier this week.
According to SouthWest Business, the theft happened in Bristol Road, Cambridge, between 9pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday.
The thieves gained entry to the site by removing a stile and part of a fence.
Once on the site the raiders removed six or seven pallet-loads of solar panels worth several thousand pounds from a solar panel farm.
Police believe the suspects are now attempting to offload them door-to-door as at around 2.10pm on Tuesday, two men knocked at the door of a number of houses on Upton’s Gardens in Whitminster trying to sell solar panels to the occupants.
Police believe that the two incidents are linked.
Kim Mowday, harm reduction advisor for Gloucestershire police said: “Always be very cautious when buying anything from salespeople turning up at your door unannounced.
“There are lots of reasons why it is dangerous to purchase anything from someone you don’t know or aren’t expecting.
“At best you could be sold faulty items which could leave you significantly out of pocket. At worst you could be breaking the law by handling stolen goods.”
The householder in this instance did the right thing by contacting police immediately, he said.
“If you experience something similar we would advise you to do the same by calling 101.”
The first offender is described as white and around 30-35 years-old.
He was of slim build, with reddish coloured hair and around 5ft 10ins tall.
He was scruffy looking, unshaven and was wearing a navy blue v-neck top, light shirt and baggy, loose trousers.
The second offender was also described as white but smarter in appearance. He was around 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build with dark hair.
He was wearing a grey v-neck jumper and possibly had a Welsh accent.
Anyone who may have any information on either of these incidents is asked to contact Glouces
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