Vandals target huts on an allotment site in New Parks, Leicester
Police have appealed for help tracing intruders who searched or vandalised 27 huts on an allotment site.
A gas bottle and a barbecue were stolen from one hut on the site in Stokes Drive, New Parks, Leicester. Both items were later found in nearby Stokes Wood Park.
The site was targeted between 6pm on Thursday, October 18, and 12.30am the next day.
Police released details yesterday.
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Barry Claricoates, secretary of the Stokes Wood Allotment Society, said: "They searched all of those huts but only took a couple of things.
"We think they were probably looking for power tools but people don't leave those things there.
"They have caused a lot of damage by breaking in and that is going to cost people a lot of money."
Police community support officer Peter Smith said: "The allotment has nearly 70 members who have all put so much time and effort into their plots. They have been left upset by this latest spate of crime.
"We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw anyone acting suspiciously."
Contact Pcso Smith on 101, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.