Friday, June 23, 2006

You're Copped Mate

The BBC reports that a 31-year-old man has been arrested and bailed after a lorry carrying copper cable was hijacked on the Thanet Way on Thursday.

The Volvo flatbed lorry was driven away by two men and its cargo was unloaded before the vehicle was dumped. The driver was left stranded on the road.

Police are warning other drivers they could be the target of copper thieves.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw the drum of copper cable being unloaded from the X-registration lorry in the parking area off the St Nicholas at Wade roundabout, between the A299 from London and the A28 to Margate junctions.

They believe heavy lifting equipment would have been needed to move it onto another vehicle because of its size.


Anonymous said...

The price of copper is such that a few tons on the back of a lorry is worth many thousands. Brings an added zest to those lines from Lonnie Donnigan " Any old iron, any old iron, any any any old iron....."

Anonymous said...

anon again!

easy nab, it was caught up in the 'grid lock' not far from where crime was committed. An alert Bentley driver spotted it, and reported it to 2 Policemen who happened to be strolling by!